Posted on: 06 May 2021

Guidance for office-based businesses reopening following COVID-19 restrictions

This guide is intended for office-based businesses who are looking to get back to business following the easing of Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions or lockdowns.

For further advice on getting back to business for different sectors, or coronavirus FAQs, visit our Coronavirus information hub.

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Office-based businesses have had to quickly adapt their ways of working throughout the pandemic, with many closing their premises as working from home was advised where possible. Many businesses have found working from home arrangements to be perfectly adequate. However, some have struggled with the transition.

In this article, we will share with you guides and resources to help get you back to business as an office-based company.

Working from home

If your business has found that working from home has been beneficial, you may be considering introducing flexible working arrangements in your business. Take a look at some of our guidance on remote working.

Getting back to your office

If you have found that working from home arrangements are affecting your business negatively, and want staff to return to the office, you will need to ensure that your premises are safe for them to come back to.

Take a look at some of these articles to make sure your offices are safe from COVID-19.

Premierline+ Business Toolkit

As a Premierline customer, you have full access to the Premierline+ customer benefits package, including a Business Toolkit from Zywave.

Details of how to register for the Business Toolkit are included in a MyWave Connect welcome email you should have received shortly after buying your insurance from Premierline. If you haven’t registered yet, we need to resend your Business Toolkit welcome email. Simply email us with your business name and postcode, and we will send you a copy of the email.

The Business Toolkit provides you with content specific to the industry you work in to give you guidance on how to run your business on topics such as legislation, compliance, human resources, risk management and safety.

Take a look at some of their articles here (login required):

Guidance for office-based businesses from insurers

Many of our insurance providers, such as Allianz have produced back to business guides that can be accessed for free through their websites. Take a look at some of their guidance using the external links below.


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