How to get your office ready for the return to the workplace

Since Covid-19 gripped the nation, businesses in all corners of the UK have been forced to work from home. However, as more and more companies adapt to the new normal, an increasing number of employees are now returning to work. Now more than ever, it’s important that businesses take the necessary measures to ensure that their office is Covid Safe and ready for a return to work. We’ve created a helpful guide outlining how you can get your office ready for a return to work.


First and foremost, it’s crucial that your office space is thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom before you even think about opening your doors again. Hiring a professional cleaning company to carry out a deep clean in line with Covid-19 guidelines will ensure that your workforce can come back to a clean, safe office.

Of course, keeping your office clean is also integral to preventing the spread of the virus and extensive daily cleaning should be carried out.

Hygiene and hand washing

All members of staff should also be encouraged to wash their hands as often as possible. Hand sanitiser should be readily available, and all staff should be aware of the Government’s hand washing and sanitising guidelines.

Risk assessment

Before you welcome your workforce back into the office, you should also complete a thorough risk assessment. This will not only allow you to identify any risks regarding the spread of the virus, but it will also provide peace of mind that your staff are working as safely as possible.

After all, ever company’s main priority should be to protect their staff.

Social distancing

Social distancing is crucial and should be applied to the workplace. With this in mind, whether staff are working, socialising or taking a break in the workplace, the 2-metre rule should be applied and adhered to.

Protecting vulnerable workers

Protecting vulnerable workers should be a top priority and further measures should be taken to ensure that they aren’t at risk. There’s lots of guidance and advice available online.

The right PPE

Working safely during the pandemic should be taken extremely seriously and no stone should be left unturned when it comes to ensuring that everyone has the correct PPE and the equipment they need to work safely.

Why choose Cleanest Cleaners?

Here at Cleanest Cleaners, we specialise in providing a range of cleaning services in both residential and commercial properties. From carpet cleaning, mattress cleaning, and upholstery cleaning, through to school cleaning, after party cleaning and B&B cleaning, we can assist with all of your residential and commercial cleaning needs.

Our passionate, professional and efficient cleaners are only a phone call away and always ready to work their magic! Our ultimate goal is to make your life easier when it comes to keeping the spaces that you spend the most time in sparkling clean. And, let’s face it, during a pandemic, ensuring living and working environments are clean has never been so important.