The Taoiseach stated that there is currently a plan in place for a phased return to offices from September, provided the vaccine continues to be rolled out and the virus remains under control. However, there is a possibility this could happen in August, with the easing of restrictions and the opening up of the economy happening earlier than originally predicted.
From 1st April 2021, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has signed, with immediate effect, a code of practice on the right to disconnect from work. This guidance applies to all employees, regardless of whether they are working remotely or in an office.
At the beginning of 2020, no one would have predicted just how much of an impact that COVID-19 was going to have on every aspect of our lives, including our working lives. It is clear that the ‘normal’ workplace we remember pre COVID-19 will not be returning anytime soon. So, what sort of changes are we likely to expect?