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Do UK employees see workplace shutdown as a 'free holiday'?

With cases rising exponentially, it is increasingly likely that in a ‘social distancing’ effort UK businesses may well be encouraged by the Government to implement remote working measures, or simply shut down, much like the actions of countries such as Italy and China, in which only pharmacists and food production businesses are allowed to continue work.

In the eventuality that the British Government decides to go ahead with closure of workplaces, schools and public services, it’s likely that vast strain will be placed on professionals to maintain a high level of output. However, some of the workforce is viewing the drastic measures as an ‘opportunity to have two weeks off work’, research by Offices.co.uk has found.

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