‘Rule of 6’ shaking up workplace confidence

September saw the start of many furloughed or home working employees returning to the office, in line with a national winding down of the furlough scheme. But the new ‘rule of 6’ guidelines, restricting social gatherings at home to no more than 6 people, are causing tensions around the workplace. Angela Love, director at Active Workplace Solutions, says: “How can I tell my people it is safe to come to work when the government tells them they cannot mix with family and friends?” Others say the rules might bring more clarity, but many are concerned about office hygiene practices.