Tips for Returning to Work after COVID

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Monday, May 24, 2021

Tips for Returning to Work after COVID

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Monday, May 24, 2021

The pandemic caused many distractions in the business world as several companies closed down temporarily while others could no longer get back to work. Fortunately, things are getting better each day. 

If you’re planning to resume operations, you need to prepare effectively. It may not be easy to catch up from where you left. However, using the tips below can help you resume seamlessly and continue with your operations as usual. 

Practice Safety at Work 
As things get better, the COVID-19 safety measures remain in place. This should be your primary focus to maintain a safe environment for your workers. Before the resumption date, hire a professional cleaning company to clean each part of the office. A professional and reputable cleaner will use high-quality products to kill germs and leave the office sparkling clean and safe for your employees. 

Encourage Good Hygiene
On the first day of the resumption, encourage all your employees to practice good hygiene. This will help you keep the office clean and safe, thus, promoting good health. Employees will feel comfortable working, and this motivates them to remain productive. 


The best way to encourage good hygiene is by asking leaders and the HR team to set a good example for the rest of the team. Employees are most likely going to emulate the best practices applied by the leaders. 

Revise Your Company Policies 
Things are no longer the same after COVID. It is imperative to revise your company policies and procedures in alignment with the pandemic.

Create new policies on COVID-19 and inform your employees about the changes. For instance, you can update your sick leave to include days for employees who test positive for the virus. Let the policy be specific, showing employees a clear guideline of what they need to do when the test turns out positive. 

The Bottom Line
Applying the tips above can help your organization to adjust quickly, regardless of how long your employees have been away from work. As you practice the new measures, don’t forget to support your employee’s mental health because some might be going through tough times mentally, physically, and financially.