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inspired by space. Returning to the workplace
after COVID-19 _
INTERIOR DESIGN

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Let us assist in getting your team back to work safely and Transform your Workplace for a healthier environment

Transform your Workplace for a healthier environment

The way forward for Interior Design_

combining virtual and physical Combining virtual and
physical environments:
Include video conferencing areas for both
private and group based meetings
Sufficient acoustic properties and elements
to be considered within these areas
Sufficient lighting to be considered
within these areas
Closed phone booths to be cleaned routinely
and surfaces to be non-porous.
Enough ventilation for sufficient air flow
Technology specifications to be adequate
to allow for a high quality
virtual experience
creat comfortable Create comfortable social barriers: Allow 2m between each employee;
“Personal bubbles” should be taken
seriously going forward
Information to be accessible to all
employees at their own working stations
Limit group gatherings and activities by
having no more than 5 people in one space
Orientation of desks should rather facing
in opposite or different directions
In offices with limited floor space, easily
cleanable screens should be used at
each workstation
Floor standing screens to be considered
to separate small groups
space planning Space planning, circulation
and programming will include
physical distance measures:
Time allocation for staff members to be
in the office should be permitted to
lower office population
More space to be allocated per employee.
Employees should have their
own workspace
The flow of the interior should be easy
and people should be able to move
freely around without the space
becoming over populated or cramped.
Signage and way finding are important
aspects here
Slide Mental and physical health within design: Lighting - good quality lighting is highly
recommended to create a calm environment
Materials - Non-porous, easy to clean
and sterilize finishes should be specified
such as vinyl, screed and tiles
Sound and acoustics - as we are moving to a video
and online world it is important to have proper
sound reduction in offices
Physical separation - bigger workstations and
more space between workstations are necessary
Sanitising Stations - there should be enough
sanitising stations throughout the office area,
particularly at the entrance
PPE allowance - Supply staff, clients or customers
with Personal Protective Equipment when visiting
or working at the office.
No touch policy - Ideally we should move towards
using products that limit us from touching,
for example automated doors, all bathroom

combining virtual and physical Combining virtual and physical environments: Include video conferencing areas for both private and group based meetings Sufficient acoustic properties and elements to be considered within these areas Sufficient lighting to be considered within these areas Closed phone booths to be cleaned routinely and surfaces to be non-porous. Enough ventilation for sufficient air flow Technology specifications to be adequate to allow for a high quality virtual experience creat comfortable Create comfortable social barriers: Allow 2m between each employee; “Personal bubbles” should be taken seriously going forward Information to be accessible to all employees at their own working stations Limit group gatherings and activities by having no more than 5 people in one space Orientation of desks should rather facing in opposite or different directions In offices with limited floor space, easily cleanable screens should be used at each workstation Floor standing screens to be considered to separate small groups space planning Space planning, circulation and programming
will include physical distance measures:
Allow 2m between each employee; “Personal bubbles” should be taken seriously going forward Information to be accessible to all employees at their own working stations Limit group gatherings and activities by having no more than 5 people in one space Orientation of desks should rather facing in opposite or different directions In offices with limited floor space, easily cleanable screens should be used at each workstation Floor standing screens to be considered to separate small groups
Slide Mental and physical health within design: Lighting - good quality lighting is highly recommended to create a calm environment Materials - Non-porous, easy to clean and sterilize finishes should be specified such as vinyl, screed and tiles Sound and acoustics - as we are moving to a video and online world it is important to have proper sound reduction in offices Physical separation - bigger workstations and more space between workstations are necessary Sanitising Stations - there should be enough sanitising stations throughout the office area,
particularly at the entrance
PPE allowance - Supply staff, clients or customers with Personal Protective Equipment
when visiting or working at the office.
No touch policy - Ideally we should move towards using products that limit us from touching,
for example automated doors, all bathroom

combining virtual and physical Place posters that encourage staying
home when sick, cough and sneeze
etiquette, and hand hygiene at the
entrance to the workplace and in other
areas where they will be seen and
promote regular use thereof.
Provide workers with tissues and waste
bins lined with a plastic bag so that
they can be emptied without
contacting the contents.
Instruct workers to clean their hands
frequently, using soap and water for at
least 20 seconds or with an alcohol-based
hand sanitiser that contains at least
60-95% alcohol.
Provide soap and water and alcohol-based
hand rubs in the workplace in multiple
locations and in common areas to
encourage hand hygiene.
Continue routine environmental cleaning Routinely clean all frequently touched
surfaces in the workplace, such as
workstations, counter tops, and
door handles.

combining virtual and physical Place posters that encourage staying home when sick, cough and sneeze etiquette, and hand hygiene at the entrance
to the workplace and in other areas where they will be seen and promote regular use thereof.
Provide workers with tissues and waste bins lined with a plastic bag so that they can be emptied
without contacting the contents.
Instruct workers to clean their hands frequently, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds
or with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60-95% alcohol.
Provide soap and water and alcohol-based hand rubs in the workplace in multiple locations
and in common areas to encourage hand hygiene.
Continue routine environmental cleaning Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, counter tops, and door handles.
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