If you're one of those people working through the COVID 19 crisis, you may already know what we're about to tell you. But if you're going back to work after a couple of months at home, we'll tell you some changes that you may encounter back at the office.
The word COVID and small space is an explosive combination. That's why authorities and companies are working to see how they can achieve better isolation between people.
Office buildings have plenty of common spaces and a high density of users. That is why it is even more important to implement measures to ensure safe distances.
And the lifts are probably the smallest places in the building where you work, typically carrying 4 to 8 people in a tiny area.
These are the 4 new things you can find in the lift at your workplace
- The number of passengers in the lift will be limited: it will probably not be used for more than 50% of its capacity.
- The number of stops in the lift will be limited: the lift will most likely no longer stop at floors to carry other passengers and will go exclusively to the floors marked by those travelling in it.
- Signs at the entrances. You may find yellow or brightly coloured stripes at the lift entrances to identify where to position yourself when waiting for the lift as inside the car.
- Monitoring: in some buildings the lift will be disabled on the lower floors to encourage the use of the stairs.