New UK government guidelines could mean 6 more months of remote working

29th September 2020

The UK Governments plans for businesses to return to work appears to have been put on hold as they have announced the newest COVID guidelines that recommend people work from home if they can. This is a complete U-turn on what their plans were just days before but with reported COVID cases rising, Prime minster Boris Johnson felt that reverting to the previous plan of people working from home if they can would be the best course of action to take.

Around 22,000 workers in London alone were classed as ‘key workers’ and were forced to remain in their place of work regardless of the guidelines, however thousands more were returning to their offices as the government continued to lift the lockdown restrictions.

Tuesday the 22nd of September saw all this change. These new restrictions are set to last around 6 months meaning that all the people who were looking forward to getting back to the office are in for another long stint of home working.

Will we see as bigger strain on broadband companies due to remote working as we did before? Logically you would guess that we won’t but in these uncertain times, who can really be sure? Most businesses will still have remote access set up for their employees and a lot more of them will be staying in the office than there were in the previous lockdown.

It is important that companies maintain a healthy IT structure and keep theirs and their employee's security near the very top of their priorities’ list, especially whilst they are working remotely. To not do so could leave them vulnerable to all sorts of malware and phishing attacks. If you have any concerns about the security of your business, please get in touch with us.

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