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ANZ | How Omicron is Impacting Return to Office


Companies have once again had to backtrack on their back to the office plans due to the surge in COVID-19 cases amid the Omicron variant. A mid-January survey by International SOS of over 200 ANZ companies found that 90% of office based workers were currently working from home and that 74% of those organisations envisioned welcoming staff back into the office in the next 1 – 3 months.

Those same companies reported protecting employee health, wellbeing and engagement their top priorities. In this webinar, Dr Andrew Ebringer & Special Counsel Nerida Jessup, from law firm Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the changed Government guidelines, testing regimes and navigating legal compliance.

We cover off:

  • When do we expect Omicron to peak?
  • Government vs Corporate policies for returning to office
  • Testing, screening policies & regimes
  • Limiting transmission, risk mitigation in the office
  • Managing workplace screening, isolation & close contacts
  • Workforce planning, hybrid working
  • Legal considerations
  • Contraction of COVID-19 in the workplace
  • Testing and reporting
  • Employers legal obligations and Duty of Care

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