Working With Covid-19
We are all going to have to live/work with COVID-19 and social distancing being the new norm for the foreseeable future or at least until a vaccine is available for all.
With this in mind, we have been working hard throughout the lockdown period to bring in procedures to help Hyde Park House be one of the safest business environments to work from.
We appreciate that you and your staff will be worried about returning to work and mixing with colleagues and other members of the business community. We have put the following safety measures in place to help reduce your anxieties and help keep you safe.
What We Have Implemented to Keep You Safe
Access to the building
The Lower Ground Floor doors will remain closed this is so Reception has more control over people and visitors coming & going, also they will strongly encourage everyone to sanitize hands upon entry.
These have been placed in various locations for the use of tenants and visitors.
Locations of the sanitizing stations are;
- Entrance Lobby
- One on each landing in the South Wing
- One on each landing in the North Wing
Hyde Park House staff will ensure that the sanitising stations are kept clean & stocked with sanitising solutions and paper wipes.
Extra cleaning is being done throughout the day of all common areas, kitchens & toilets. A full sanitising is in place of handrails, door handles, taps, lift buttons, microwave handles & buttons, soap dispensers, office door handles, push plates etc. All offices are cleaned as per normal at the end of each working day, this will include wiping desktops & work surfaces with antibacterial spray or wipes. We would ask if you would leave your desk clear & tidy to make cleaning more effective.
We are going to put clinical bins within each office for the disposal of used gloves, tissues, anti-bacterial wipes. This is for infection control & the safety of you the tenant & our staff.
Our Reception area has been fitted with Personal Protective Screens (PPS) to avoid face to face contact. The Reception staff will still carry out all the usual services, with yours and their safety in mind.
We can still fulfil all your postal needs; no contact is needed we have a dedicated desk at the front of Reception where you can leave your mail to be franked without any contact. The post bin is now located under the Reception stairs.
We have stopped delivery drivers from taking items directly to the tenant’s offices to help prevent the spread of the virus. We consider the delivery drivers could be super virus spreaders as they are in direct contact with the greater public at large.
We have set up a drop off area for deliveries under the Reception staircase and would ask that all tenants collect their own parcels. This is to prevent Hyde Park House staff from having to enter your offices while you are on the premises. Should you not be in your office for a day or so we will put the parcel in your office at the end of the day.
We have looked at ways of helping everyone maintain the required social distancing while operating at Hyde Park House.
- We are asking all tenants and visitors to maintain a one in one out policy when using the lift, toilets & kitchen facilities.
- When transitioning the corridors we would ask tenants and visitors to avoid passing one another in the narrow areas and to use the marked passing zones to reduce face to face contact.
We understand that tenants and visitors will still need to have face to face meetings with staff or clients, with this in mind we have put the following procedures in place.
- Reduced the number of seating positions in each of the meeting rooms (maximum is now 6 persons)
- Installed (PPS) Personal Protection Screens to divide the table/seated positions to help maintain the all-important social distancing.
- We will still be offering refreshments but to avoid the personal contact between tenant/visitors and the Hyde Park House staff the cups will be pre-loaded with tea/coffee & sugar in sealed plastic bags. There after each person would be asked to dispense their own hot water etc.
With regards to sandwiches etc we will need to wait and see how & when the suppliers return to work.
After each meeting has taken place the room will be cleared, the tables & chair arms will be cleaned/sanitised so you can be assured when you use the meeting room it is safe to do so.
To help prevent the spread of the virus we are asking all tenants not to leave any pots/utensils in the sink or on the draining board.
Should it transpire that you or any member of your staff is thought or is confirmed to have COVID-19 to let Vicky the Building Manager know ASAP. This is so the cleaning staff can be informed, and a plan of action agreed with regards to cleaning/sanitising the office.
The Coffee Lounge
The Coffee Lounge will be reviewed once we have received further guidance from government relating to the serving of food & beverages.
We have removed door closers to all toilets – this is so you do not have to touch the door handles when leaving the toilets – this will be reviewed further when building is at full capacity.