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The British government, in the grip of a second wave of coronavirus, on Tuesday told the nation’s workers to work from home if they could, a policy reversal that forced banks and other employers to readjust their corporate policies on the fly.
“We are once again asking office workers who can work from home to do so,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, adding that Britain had reached “a perilous turning point” as nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases were reported the same day.
Companies that had been under pressure from government ministers to get employees back to the office were scrambling to change their guidance for staff. Some had organized rotation systems to alternate different teams in
- Boris Johnson’s government tells workers to stay at home if they can.
- This follows weeks of his government urging people in England to return to offices.
- Prime Minister Johnson will announce the new guidance to MPs on Tuesday afternoon.
- His government will also introduce a 10pm curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants.
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Boris Johnson will today urge people to work from home if they can in order to stop a spike in coronavirus infections, just weeks after launching a back to work drive.
The UK prime minister will address the House of Commons on Tuesday where he will confirm that the government has scrapped its push for more people in England to return to their workplaces.
The guidance represents a dramatic shift in government policy.
The UK prime minister in July said “I do want people to start to go back to work