Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

As isolations rules are set to change, 70% of UK professionals feel they should stay in place

As the ‘pingdemic’ draws to a close and as further isolation rules change in England, the UK’s leading independent job board’s latest survey reveals the mood of UK professionals.

CV-Library can exclusively reveal that 70% of the 2,000 employees surveyed want isolation rules to stay in place after the 16th August 2021. In a similar way that some businesses have requested people to continue wearing masks, even though official guidance has changed, almost three quarters of respondents feel that businesses should continue with isolation rules.

A resounding 82% also said that, despite the continued number of COVID–19 cases and the chaos of the ‘pingdemic’ in recent weeks, they do feel comfortable in the workplace at present.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library said “Along with safety, staff well-being is a top priority for UK businesses and to know such a large majority of professionals feel safe in the workplace is great news and hugely reassuring.

Biggins continues: “These are unprecedented times and there is no rule book, but the choices business owners make after the 16th of August will have significant and wider repercussions. We all know from experience that feeling comfortable in the workplace is paramount and businesses need to listen to their staff. After all, with job postings at record levels and staff shortages in many sectors, candidates are in a strong position with plenty of alternative choices.”