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How the Coronavirus adds to Work Stress

With the coronavirus still a major disruption to life as we know it, many people are having to change the way they work. You may be fortunate enough to be able to work from home. Although not without its challenges - especially if you have dodgy internet, inquisitive pets or children - spare a thought for those who have gone back to buildings.

If the behaviour of people out and about is anything to go by, there are those who just aren't taking it seriously. Not washing hands or using hand sanitiser. Getting closer than 1 metre (very difficult to socially distance in lifts especially). Refusing to use face coverings. Touching surfaces and objects with no regard to getting or spreading covid-19. Leaving their home even if they have mild symptoms or know they have been in contact with someone who has the virus. Forgetting that the virus is still a threat and reverting to pre-covid actions.

All this adds tremendously to work stress. Even if you aren't afraid of getting the virus yourself, you probably come into contact with someone who can't afford to get it.

If you, or someone in your home bubble, are at risk there are a few things you can do:

Speak up - if going to work