If possible, ask for a company laptop
The easiest way to continue working, even if you can’t make into the office, would be to borrow a laptop from work that has been set up to connect to your company’s server.
This would mean you could still send emails from your work address and access important files, making your self-isolation seem like a seamless transition.
Redirect your emails and calls
If your self-isolation starts on a planned date or you have chance to set up the technical side of your work-life, then redirecting your emails to a personal email address and your calls to work mobile will make life much easier.
By redirecting communication you can still receive incoming messages without leaving your emails and phone on out-of-office
Scan important documents
If much of your work is still on paper, for example, incident forms or risk assessments, and the work you do isn’t of a sensitive nature, then scanning important documents to bring home with you can be a life-saver. Especially when you have to undergo self-isolation.
Having key documents, like contact information, scanned will mean you can carry on working as if you were still at your desk.
Set up space to work
Speaking of desks, it is a good idea to set up a specific place where you will work during your self-isolation period. An ideal space would be if you have a home office desk space already at home.
If not a kitchen table would also work, as long as you stick to working hours. Make sure your space is clear of home-life such as the kids’ breakfast mess and yesterdays homework, then you can focus on work tasks.
Don’t forget to keep drinking. In an office environment, it is very easy to keep drinking as there will always be someone making a brew.
At home, this may not be the case if you are the type of person who doesn’t necessarily feel thirsty. Keep drinking and don’t forget that just because you are self-isolating, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good cup of tea!
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