Chamber comments on Norovirus and sickness in the work place
27 Jan 12
Following on from the story in the Daily Mail, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce have commented on behalf of business regarding the Novovirus outbreak.
With businesses taking the matter seriously, it is refreshing to note that most are advising their staff sensibly to minimise risk and maintain business continuity.
Ian Welland, Head of Area Development said, "Hampshire Chamber of Commerce are aware of the sickness bug and are mindful that it is likely to affect staff located in open plan offices moreso by virtue of the virus being able to travel widely through air droplets and conditioning units. Businesses are being responsible in saying to staff that if staff are feeling under the weather for any reason, then working from home remotely is a good idea just to allow symptoms to pass and therefore minimise risk to others. There are a number of businesses that have open plan offices and great deal of Local Authorities who operate in open plan offices and therefore more susceptible to infection.”
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