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Hey Ho it's off to work we go!

Posted On : 17/02/2022

It’s true, in the UK we’re beginning to return to our offices. The Prime Minister’s call to get people back to the office, as part of a broader plan to lift the ‘Plan B’?restrictions, was a major announcement for employers.  Many reported that civil servants face growing pressure to return to the office, while banks and other big corporate companies also announced plans?to get their staff back to their desks.  Backing that up, Government statistics quote that October to December 2021 show a continuing recovery in the labour market, with a quarterly increase in the employment rate and a decrease in the unemployment rate*.   This means that many offices nationwide are now beginning to welcome back their work forces.  Apparently, levels of productivity remained constant through our home-working days, and many of us are opting to continue with a hybrid work-home-life-balance but many prefer to be office based. **Centre for Cities reports that core cities, such as Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield, are leading the way for workers returning to offices.  It is also reported that London office workers appear more reluctant to return.  

Get Organised 

So you’ve checked the guidance, your cleaning procedures are in place, and your social distancing signage is ready and waiting.  Your teams are returning. Anything else you need to consider for your staff’s wellbeing? Why not look at your water supply?  It’s time to ditch the kettle and invest in a hot water boiler. Countrywise offer a range of hot water boilers, free-standing or wall mounted, these clever pieces of kit are simple to clean and often space saving. These can be time-saving as well as more hygienic, dispensing freshly boiled water instantly. They can also work well in small kitchenette areas as well as larger spaces. Your teams no longer need to wait their turn for the kettle.  It’s a steady supply of boiled water and there’s no need for crowding in small areas.  


You might be surprised how much your teams are relying on you to give them guidance on social Covid-etiquette. Get it right and you’ll have a happy work force, confident to return to the office and manage their return to normality. You’re also providing easy access to refreshment, which as we already know, is good for mind, body and spirit.  Chilled water is a mainstay of everyone’s day, and if it isn’t, it should be! Encourage your staff to refresh and get their brains and bodies in tip top shape with our range of chilled water bottles.  It’s your chance to show you know your Covid-Etiquette and you care. Your staff back in the office is our next step back to normality. 

For all your hot and cold water needs, contact us on 0800 0612193 or email sales@countrywise.net 

*Office for National Statistics 

**Centre for Cities