We returned to work as a team in our studio on 7 September. Just a couple of weeks later on Tuesday 22 September, following an announcement from the Prime Minister, Government guidance was updated to ask office workers who can work from home to do so.
At A Digital we want to provide a safe environment for our team while being able to meet the needs of our ongoing projects. For the time being, we've decided not to close our studio for the following reasons:
* We have sufficient space for our team to be socially distant from one another
* None of our team rely on public transport to travel to or from work
* We don't come into contact with other people in our building
* Everyone is following Government guidance outside of the workplace to minimise transmission of the virus.
None of out team are obligated to continue working in the studio, with each person having the option to return to working from home at any time.
We feel the risk to our team is minimal and we've taken adequate steps to protect them. Unless the tone of announcements surrounding working from home should change, we'll continue to work in the studio for the time being. Any change in this policy will be added to this page in due course.
Although we've re-opened the studio, we're continuing to provide flexible working for our team to allow for personal circumstances and to comply with the Government guidance contained in this document.
Additional information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/check-how-to-return-to-work-safely.
Prior to returning to work, we've completed a detailed Covid-19 risk assessment that our team have been briefed on which is available to view here on our website. We've also completed the 5 steps to ensure we can certify ourselves as 'Covid-secure'.
Although we're 'back at work', things aren't quite back to normal. There are some things you should be aware of as we work towards getting back to how things were which we've detailed below.
Visitors and Client Meetings
For the time being, we will not be hosting client meetings in our studio. These will continue to be hosted on Zoom or an equivalent online meeting service.
Visits will be by appointment only, and in most cases, deferred to a Zoom meeting or phone call where appropriate.
Visitors will be asked to sign a register that includes their contact phone number and the time of their visit to support the Government's Track and Trace effort.
While the studio is open for everyone in our team (we have sufficient space for social distancing), it won't automatically be the case that everyone is studio-based every day. This will inevitably put some constraints on communication, so please bear with us as we respond to any support requests or phone calls.