The ‘pingdemic’ has half of workers concerned as more than a third of those surveyed know someone who has been unable to return to work due to self-isolating.
A recent CV-Library survey questioned over 1,300 UK professionals with the aim of looking at how many workers had been impacted by the isolation rules since ‘Freedom Day’.
A significant number of professionals were concerned that should they have to isolate, it would interfere with both work and their personal plans.
Interestingly, 34.3% said they had changed their everyday behaviours to avoid being put in this situation, such as cancelling plans with friends – 32.1% admitted this was so that they could still go on an upcoming holiday.
Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library commented, “Keeping staff safe should be the highest priority for employers across the country. However, such huge disruptions to staffing will cause countless problems for the recovery of the UK economy. Many businesses will have to reduce operating hours – or in some cases, close – as capacity will be lower, hindering a much-needed recovery over the summer.
“It’s no surprise that isolation is so concerning for professionals. All of us are eager to get back to normal and enjoy meeting with friends and family – especially in this lovely weather – but 10 days of isolation could cause financial hardship for many families and ruin summer plans as schools break up. We encourage employers to offer as much support as possible to staff members that are forced to isolate.”
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