Working at Tanshire Park – New National Restrictions from the 4th January 2021
From the 4th January the UK are entering a third national lockdown due to another rise in COVID-19 cases. During this period we will continue to offer opportunities for COVID-Safe offices in line with Government Guidelines to facilitate your essential business requirements. In order to maintain a healthy and hygienic working environment for tenants we will be initiating a couple more changes to the way the park operates. These changes will help in maintaining the required distances and in reducing the spread of infection.
Tanshire Park Requirements for Returning to Work
- You should only visit Tanshire Park for essential business requirements.
- At all times users of Tanshire Park must maintain a distance of 2m from everyone.
- No one should come to Tanshire Park if they feel the slightest unwell.
- All users of Tanshire Park must download the Government Contact and Tracing App and switch on Bluetooth when launched.
- Everyone must wash hands regularly.
While at times these restrictions may be difficult, these are crucial requirements that are being put in place to protect both businesses and individuals. We appreciate your cooperation and effort to help control the spread of infection.
Entering and Leaving Buildings in the Park
Initially we will retain entering/leaving each building by the front door. As occupation increases, we may consider using rear entrances.
Guidelines for Office Areas
Each company must make the necessary changes to comply with the Working Safely with COVID-19 government guidelines and establish a workplace solution that enables the 2m rule to be adhered to at all times in your office area.
You should consider desk layout and keep the number of staff working at any one time to an essential minimum making sure all staff are able to abide by the 2m rule. Please consider the proximity of desks to corridors.
You should maintain stringent cleaning after and during any visit to the site, ensuring that desks and equipment on them are regularly cleaned with disinfectant.
During the initial national lockdown, TML took the opportunity to undertake the annual HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Cooling) maintenance. We have had the whole system serviced which included disinfecting the vents in all offices.
We also want to recommend to all tenants a reduction in additional heating use through air conditioning units and other forms other than the usual radiators.
The benefits of this are:
- There is a reduction of germs being distributed around office areas
- There will be substantial electricity savings at a time when we are all seeking to reduce costs
- It provides a more environmentally friendly solution
We have mounted automatic hand sanitisers on the inside of each entrance hall and installed touchless entry systems to reduce risks of cross contamination. This enables tenants to maintain healthier hand hygiene with the opportunity to clean their hands when leaving and entering.
Guidelines for Kitchenettes
Tenants should ensure that they maintain stringent cleaning of their kitchenettes after and during any visit to the site, ensuring surfaces and equipment is disinfected and the hand sanitiser provided in each is topped up. For communal kitchenettes, we will have surfaces and equipment disinfected daily.
Guidelines for WCS
In order to maintain the correct distancing, we propose that where WCs have more than one cubicle, we allow only one person in each designated set. We have installed door signs that are vacant/engaged to be operated by each person as they enter and subsequently leave. Should there be a need to wait outside please abide by the distancing rules. All outer WC doors will be kept open during this period.
For the 1st floor occupier of Ash House, Pelican Procurement, they should now only use the Ash House entrance and WCs.
All WCs will be cleaned daily with disinfectant.
Guidelines for the Pavilion Café
The café remains open providing takeaway.
Please try to use the café if you can to support Paul and his team.
Until further notice the café will operate as follows:
- Opening hours of 9.00 am – 2.00 pm.
- Card transactions only accepted as payment.
- An Entry & Exit system is in place using both Pavilion doors.
- One toilet facility only available to use on a one in one out basis.
- Seating and queuing systems are arranged to ensure safe social distancing.
Guidelines for Park Grounds
The grounds furniture will be retained but seating has been moved to create 2m distances so that those needing to visit the park can abide by distancing rules and keep themselves safe.
We have everything in place to operate totally COVID-Safe and Secure therefore we want our tenants to feel comfortable utilising the offices and facilities we have available. We hope that those with staff concerned about their safety will be reassured that systems are in place throughout the park to keep to necessary distances and hygiene levels.
If you have any more questions as either a tenant or a visitor to the park and would like to learn more about the steps being made to ensure people’s safety, please contact the Tanshire Park management team.