Financial services organisation Lloyds Banking Group has extended its remote working policy due to the health risks of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
Following prime minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on 22 September that employees should work from home where possible due to Coronavirus, the organisation has asked all of its employees to work from home until at least spring 2021. Staff may only continue to come into work if they are unable to fulfil their roles at home.
Lloyds Banking Group has 50,000 out of its 65,000 employees currently working from home. Through its internal survey, the organisation found that 89% of its workforce believe their employer adapted well to working remotely during the pandemic, while 75% feel supported by Lloyds Banking Group in balancing work and home life.
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To aid employees in adapting to a new remote working pattern, Lloyds Banking Group sent office equipment to those that needed it, as well as signposting wellbeing through online talks and classes to support the mental health of staff through challenging times.
A spokesperson at Lloyds Banking Group said: “Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers. In line with recent guidance from the UK and national governments, and given the majority of our staff are already working from home, we have asked them to continue to do so until at least spring 2021. We will continue to review this as government guidance evolves.”