Less than two thirds of Britons are now travelling to work as commuter numbers have fallen after Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to work from home to curb a second wave of Covid-19.
Avoiding the office to halt the spread of coronavirus is likely to be characterised by “over-working” at home, with 60-hour weeks “the norm” in many cases, an expert has predicted.
There has been an increase in people travelling to work in the last two months, with fewer working exclusively from home, a survey suggests.
Downing Street has denied the existence of a Government “back to work” campaign but said employers are to be reminded of how to make workplaces Covid-safe in a bid to increase office numbers.
Environment Secretary George Eustice said he does not have a target for the number of staff he wants back at their desks in his department next month.
Staff at NHS Grampian who have been asked to work from home during the pandemic are still waiting for laptops and headsets.
Lots of us are finding ourselves working from home for an extended period the first time, and it looks like that might be the case for some weeks to come.
Energy giants Shell and BP have urged staff in Aberdeen to work from home.
Working from home is a difficult one. Sure, you get to stay in bed work away wearing your pyjamas, and sure, the only person to make a tea round for is yourself. But, it can be difficult to stay motivated when in the same place you spend your downtime.