The Evening Standard recently reported on property firms, such as WeWork and Workspace, who are looking at plans to make buildings 'back to work' ready for when the COVID-19 lockdown eases.
Legal Director in Real Estate Daniel Farrand commented: “When lockdown ends businesses are unlikely to be simply throwing the doors open the following day. Even if there are no interim regulations put in place, employers and property owners will still owe duties of care to those on their premises.”
He said buildings may need deep cleaning, possible new seating and operational arrangements before employees and the public can come back inside.
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