Emma Jobling, Head of the Cobweb Team, writes …
After the meeting scheduled for lunchtime today of the UK government’s crisis response committee, Cobra, it’s expected that the government will announce a move to the ‘delay’ phase in its approach to stemming the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
The BBC website says, “The government is expected to announce that it is stepping up its response to the coronavirus.
“It is anticipated the UK will switch to tactics aimed at delaying its spread, rather than containing it, when the government's emergency committee meets.
“It comes after the World Health Organization labelled the outbreak of the disease as a pandemic.”
This is the second stage of the government’s four-point plan in dealing with the coronavirus, and a move on from the containment phase - with mitigation and research the third and fourth steps.
Delay measures are likely to include requirements for ‘social distancing’, such as people with minor signs of infections - a cough, minor fever, for example - self-isolating. Businesses may also move to a home-working scenario.
At Cobweb, we’re prepared to be able to continue working and supporting customers throughout either periods of self-isolation or full home-working, because we’re using Microsoft Teams, calling and OneDrive, enabled within Microsoft Office 365.
We want to make sure that all our customers are in the same position, and as part of this commitment, we’re offering one month’s free licence for Microsoft 365 Business Voice (the cloud-based phone system created for SMBs - businesses with up to 300 users). We’re also setting up demonstrations to show how staff can carry on with their normal business day even though they’re not in the office.
If you have Office 365, you already have the technology to allow you to work from home, and Cobweb can help you light it up. If you’re not on Office 365, we can help you move there quickly and securely.
Call 0333 009 5941 or email email@example.com to see how we can help.