Stay Home, Stay Safe And Keep Your Business Online COVID-19

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Stay Home, Stay Safe And Keep Your Business Online COVID-19

From November the 5th there are new national restrictions in place across England. Working from home and business closures are upon us again, with a slightly different set of rules this time. Across the country, we are seeing businesses close and staff having to work from home. Whether you have to work from home or not, it is possible to keep your business online during these challenging times.

Business Closure And Working From Home

Understanding whether your business can stay open or not is vital. In an effort to reduce social contact, the new regulations impose restrictions on some businesses, forcing them to close their doors. Some examples of businesses that must close are:

  • Non-essential retail, such as clothing and homeware stores
  • Hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Accommodation such as hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites
  • Leisure and sports facilities such as leisure centres and gyms
  • Entertainment venues such as theatres, concert halls and cinemas
  • Personal care facilities such as hair, beauty, tanning and nail salons

On the other hand, the new regulations permit some businesses to remain open as long as they follow COVID-19 secure guidelines. This largely focuses on the business providing essential goods or services. Some examples of businesses that can remain open, following COVID-19 secure guidelines, are:

  • Essential retail such as food shops, supermarkets and pharmacies
  • Petrol Stations, garages and MOT service centres
  • Banks, building societies and post offices
  • Funeral directors
  • Medical and dental services
  • Vets and pet shops
  • Storage and distribution facilities

To see if your business has to close, view the full list here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november#businesses-and-venues

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In an effort to reduce social contact, the new regulations impose restrictions on some businesses, forcing them to close their doors.

Going To Work During The COVID-19 Lockdown

In the instance that your business can stay open, it is still important to pay close attention to the government guidelines. If your business fits the criteria and can legally operate during the coronavirus lockdown, then COVID-19 safe measures still need to be put in place. 

Since the 23rd of March 2020, businesses have been used to reacting, evolving and being flexible when it comes to COVID-19 Lockdowns and coronavirus safety measures in the workplace. The guidance since the 23rd of March 2020, has changed and evolved in itself, therefore, businesses are expected to be up to date with the latest measures. 

Even if your business can legally be open, the lastest government guidelines still advise making an effort to utilise homeworkers and actively encourage working from home. Even though homeworking is encouraged, is it not essential and the government have stated that people who actively can’t work from home, don’t have to. The government guidelines give examples of industries that need to stay open, where homeworking isn’t achievable. These industries are as follows:

“…including but not limited to, people who work in critical national infrastructure, construction, or manufacturing – they should continue to travel to their workplace. This is essential to keeping the country operating and supporting sectors and employers.

construction workers working whilst the country is in its second covid-19 lockdown
“…Construction, or manufacturing – they should continue to travel to their workplace. This is essential to keeping the country operating and supporting sectors and employers.”

“Public sector employees working in essential services, including childcare or education, should continue to go into work. Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes – for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople – you can do so.”

“Otherwise, you should avoid meeting for work in a private home or garden, where COVID-19 Secure measures may not be in place.

The risk of transmission can be substantially reduced if COVID-19 secure guidelines are followed closely. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.”

Working From Home? How To Keep Your Business Online?

Working from home may seem like a challenge, but with the right internet strength and reliability, you can keep your business online and operational. When working from home, many businesses are forced to use “home WiFi networks”. There is a reason these are referred to as “home WiFi networks” and, they’re never installed within business premises. The truth is, they can’t stand up to the quality and strength required to run a business. You must have a specifically designed homeworking WiFi solution to keep your business online when working from home. Keeping your business online with a specifically designed homeworking WiFi solution can dramatically increase productivity, internet speed and turnover.

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Working from home may seem like a challenge, but with the right internet strength and reliability, you can keep your business online and operational.

Homeworking WiFi Requirements – Keep Your Business Online

Here at SBC, we have dealt with hundreds of customers needing both simple and complex WiFi installs. Being able to understand and meet customers needs and adapt to challenging environments is something we pride ourselves on. We have seen an increase in homeworking WiFi users and have tailored our experience and technology to suit their requirements. When designing WiFi solutions for homeworkers, you must cater to all of the devices that can usually be a strain on internet speeds. Our WiFi solutions not only provide you with unbeaten speeds for your business equipment but, they also operate seamlessly with smartphones, laptops, tablets and even home multimedia systems such as smart TVs, audio systems and games consoles.

Futureproofed Homeworking WiFi Solutions – Keep Your Business Online

Internet speeds and WiFi connectivity is a necessity with a homeworking WiFi solution. With internet speeds on the rise and devices requiring more wireless data, your next WiFi solution must be a future-proofed one. Designing WiFi systems for your current requirements is no longer an option. At SBC, we look to provide you with equipment that you can count on and will accommodate for your evergrowing device usage and data consumption.

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Keep your business online for years to come, with a futureproofed homeworking WiFi solution.

Poor WiFi Connectivity? – Keep Your Business Online

If you find yourself homeworking in a large house or an old property with thick walls, you may often find that you struggle to get WiFi coverage or you experience poor connectivity. This can lead to frustration and unwanted downtime. However, it is possible to get around these issues and keep your business online. Being WiFi and connectivity experts, we intend on utilising high-performance wireless access points in critical locations around your property. This turns your weakest spots of connectivity into your strongest ones ensuring powerful and unbeaten reliability around your home.

Site Surveys For Homeworking WiFi Solutions – Keep Your Business Online

Installing a WiFi solution into a business premises can vary heavily on the layout of the building. Installing a WiFi solution into a home property can prove to be even more challenging due to many unpredictable variables which can negatively affect WiFi performance. This isn’t an issue, but, needs to be carefully planned around before a full solution is installed. It is necessary to perform wireless site surveys to fully understand requirements before installing a solution. Our site survey will determine the optimal placement of WiFi devices and access points needed in your homeworking WiFi solution. The aim of our site survey is to give you incredible performance allowing you to keep your business online in your homeworking enviroment.

How To Improve My Home-WiFi Quickly?

The fastest way to keep your business online and improve home WiFi networks is to organise an appointment with a member of our team. Our flexible and affordable homeworking WiFi solutions, accommodate to your business budget and still provide reliable and efficient home-wide WiFi coverage for any sized house. Finding the perfect WiFi solution with SBC is easy and simple. Contact us by filling out the form below. Alternatively, you can call us on 01264 336644.

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