Preparing Workplace for COVID-19

Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – Best Practices to Limit Virus Spread

The Coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 is a global pandemic that began in China in 2019. Now, it has spread all over the world. The virus has affected many aspects of our daily lives and has thrust many economies into crisis. This pandemic has threatened the success of many organisations that employ so many people around the world. Organisations are now striving to operate in a new normal, where they can resume operations in some way to maintain revenue and protect jobs, and with this comes the challenge of preparing workplaces for COVID-19.

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employee temperature checks

Employee Temperature Checks: What Employers Need to Know!

It’s hard to pretend that the world was ready for COVID-19. Some of the brightest minds that the world has ever seen warned us against an impending epidemic that could potentially happen that would have a devastating effect on the world. The world was not armed with a solution or prepared for the effects that a pandemic would place on organisations, such as measures to help maintain a safe environment like employee temperature checks and distanced seating layout in offices.

In fact, 2015 saw Bill Gates do a TedTalk where he told his audience that the world wasn’t ready. “If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus,” he said. Here we are, halfway through the year, a few months after a world epidemic, and the numbers site at 350,000 deaths and counting.

Part of this is due to the unsafe, and unregulated way in which people go about their lives. Having the forethought to have enough surgical masks for something that is a possibility is perhaps taking it a bit far, but as for preventative measures, taking temperatures is something that we already have the technology for, and could be implementing something similar worldwide.

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Future Museum

Future Museum: What do the Museums and Culture Venues of Tomorrow Look Like?

What does the ideal future museum look like? Let’s look at some of the possibilities!

When we look at the changes that have happened to the museums and heritage sector since the turn of the Millenium, it becomes clear that attitudes and the way they approach so many of the fundamentals of running a museum or cultural space have undergone huge shifts. Well, in some ways.  As Laura Wilkinson, Programme Director of the Museum of London’s New Museum argues, some museums have been resistant to changing with the times:

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