Take a look at these free materials, which will help you manage the return to your own office, from information from local authorities and case studies to reports and surveys. These are all designed to help you make the best choices for your business.
What is the guidance from Transport for London (TfL) for workers returning to central London?
Read how TfL is keeping London's transport clean, safe and orderly [PDF 66 KB], including keeping face coverings mandatory on all public transport.
Plus find information on keeping safe on public transport [PDF 48 KB], travelling at quieter times [PDF 53 KB], walking or cycling to work [PDF 53 KB] and the transport network's cleaning regime [PDF 66 KB].
What else can I share with my employees to make them feel confident using public transport?
Tell your employees about TfL's flexible travel and fares system [PDF 63 KB] for their commute to the office and travel around London.
You can also watch TfL's informational videos which provide guidance on:
- Using the network to travel for work with Back on the move: a collection of short videos in which TfL customers talk about their experiences.
- How TfL trains, trams and buses are well ventilated.
- The ways that TfL is keeping buses, the Tube and rail network and taxi and private hire vehicles clean.
When should employees return to the workplace?
See official guidance on returning to the office from the UK government.
How can I prepare employees for a return to their London workplace?
You can remind your employees about all the amazing things to do in the city and encourage them to make the most of what’s on. Travelling to London and enjoying the city can foster confidence for a return to the workplace.
Discover what's happening across the capital with the latest things to do from visitlondon.com.
What resources are available to employers?
Take part in the citywide Let's Do London campaign, which aims to support the reopening of the capital and drive consumer spend and footfall across London's tourism, retail, hospitality and cultural sectors.
Boost your team's morale and engagement using London & Partners' free Let's Do London toolkit, which includes assets that can be used in staff communications to inspire people to explore and discover all the incredible activities that London has to offer.
Other useful resources and information:
- Learn about central London's gradual recovery as footfall into the city's offices increases.
- Read about London's return to rush hour as the capital recently had its busiest peak-time morning since before the pandemic.
- Find advice and support for your business on the London Business Hub
How are businesses returning or planning their return to the office?
Get the latest insights with back-to-work case studies and research from London businesses and boroughs, including:
- The London School of Economics [PDF 96 KB]
- The Heart of London Business Alliance
- Camden [PDF 710 KB]
- Westminster [PDF 300 KB]
- TfL [PDF 414 KB]
- The Knowledge Quarter [PDF 710 KB]
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Are there resources I may find valuable as an employer?
- Have a look at Avison Young’s UK Cities Recovery Index for the latest information on the impact of coronavirus on cities across the UK.
- Read key findings and recommendations in A Menu for Recovery from the Federation of Small Businesses.
- Learn more about how the UK government can support London, from London First.
- Understand how London can support the recovery of the UK economy via this London First report [2.6 MB] with analysis from Bain & Company.
- Take a look at the London First Renew London report [PDF 2.4 MB] developed by EY.
- Read about how and why the Mayor of London is encouraging office workers to enjoy the city's hospitality sector.
- See the Resolution Foundation report to understand how staycations have impacted the UK's labour market.
- Celebrate the incredible art, fashion, film and design festivals which make up the Mayor of London's Let's Do London autumn series.
- Make sure to follow the latest coronavirus guidance from the NHS and UK government.
- Keep up to date with the latest information and resources from London Councils.
Led by the Mayor of London, Transport for London and London & Partners, the Let's Do Business board (originally the London Workplace Recovery Board) consists of more than 27 representative organisations across London and the UK, representing most employers and employees in London.
The mission of this group is to encourage workplaces to confidently reopen following the changes in guidance on social distancing; and to support more workers in returning to their workplace, more often, to do business.
The group aims to create an aligned vision for businesses in central London to plan their return. It will do this by collating the drivers and barriers, reopening insights, and best practice examples for businesses to examine and apply in the workplace.