You may find in the coming weeks that more employers are looking for staff to work from home.

If your company requests that you work from home in order to limit staff exposure to the Coronavirus outbreak, don’t panic.
Working from home has its advantages and disadvantages, so here are some tips to help you if you are not used to it.

  • First of all, get up and get dressed ready for work, and don’t work in your pyjamas!
  • Find a quiet spot, free of interruptions, and if family are home explain that you can’t be disturbed.
  • It’s important that family and friends understand that just because you are home, it doesn’t mean that you can talk to them or be disturbed, and you should clarify this with them before you start working from home.
  • Put your personal phone on silent to avoid distractions for the hours you work.
  • Wear head phones and listen to music or the radio to block out external noise if you live with someone.
  • Take coffee breaks and make sure you take a lunch break away from your computer/working area, the same as you would in an office.
  • Finally, stay off social media and avoid the TV

These tips will get you through the day, and remember you can be more productive working from home due to less distractions!