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RICS survey suggests majority of workers will return to the office after COVID-19

Up to 80 per cent of workers could return to the office after lockdown, according to FMs questioned for the latest RICS UK Facilities Management Survey. With the UK vaccination programme taking hold across the country, respondents believe employees could ...

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Regular testing is available to make your business a safer workplace

Take advantage of free regular rapid workplace testing until June by registering your business by 12th April. As we approach the 12th of April and the next step on the roadmap, we look forward to taking these next steps safely. However, ...

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Rubbermaid Commercial Products ‘Changing Workplaces’ programme investigates Covid’s impact across Europe

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has launched Changing Workplaces: an in-depth research programme to investigate the complex changes the coronavirus pandemic has spurred in workplaces and facilities across Europe. Hand hygiene, cleaning and waste management now hold a permanent place in ...

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Kitted out for COVID

Marta Kalas of Thomson Screening offers useful advice on how to create a COVID Safety Toolkit for your premises Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still with us, and will remain with us for the medium term at least. This means facilities managers ...

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National NHS cleaning protocol is launched

A new service the NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service, developed by the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is now being rolled out nationwide. For the first time in England, domestic cleaning in public spaces has been standardised ...

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BCO calls for UK offices to ‘urgently’ address poor ventilation

A new research paper by the British Council for Offices (BCO) titled Thoughts on ventilation design and operation post COVID-19, has called for UK offices to ensure they have adequate ventilation ahead of the return to work. The paper highlights ...

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FWP moves at speed to deliver mass Covid vaccination centres

Architecture, design and masterplanning practice Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) has moved at speed to create community vaccination centres across the North West in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Its team of designers have rolled out seven mass vaccination and ...

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Not enough being done to reduce call waiting times ‘due to Covid’ finds survey

UK businesses that attribute long call waiting times to ‘unprecedented demand due to Covid’ are leaving customers unimpressed, according to new research. The survey of 1000 people by outsourced comms company Moneypenny reveals that 85 per cent of people believe ...

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Time to face the truth about jet air dryers – Not all germ spreaders wear masks

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased consumer awareness around the importance of hand hygiene and the risks posed by the spread of germs. Nearly 95% of adults do not wash long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and viruses from their ...

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Government widens criteria for workplace rapid testing programme

The government has widened the criteria to increase workplace testing in sectors open during lockdown, to detect Covid-19 in people who are not showing symptoms. Cabinet ministers have been tasked to encourage their sectors to take up the offer of ...

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