Are you worried about COVID-19, the Corona virus?
Most people I have spoken to about this accept that there is a reasonable likelihood that it may become fairly widespread in this country, but few are overly concerned, as the fatality rate is actually quite low, and most people suffer only mild symptoms.
It may not be the direct health effects though that cause the most pain. In Italy today it was announced that schools would close to stop the virus from spreading. Imagine the effect that would have in this country if our government were to implement such a measure. Parent would need to stay home to care for their children. Combine this with the introduction of statutory sick pay from day one and everyone being encouraged to self-isolate and the impact on small businesses could be enormous.
One way to mitigate this would be to allow staff to work from home, but this is only possible if staff have access to resources and communications lines to allow them to do this effectively.
As more and more use is made of cloud resources, this objective becomes much more achievable. Route22 can offer these facilities in terms of tools such as Office 365, SharePoint and One Voice telephone systems. All of these facilities are easily affordable for even one-man businesses, and they can be implemented very quickly.
Take a look at our website https://www.route22.cloud/ or give us a call to discuss possibilities.