Money Survey: 79% of French people are worried about the idea of going back to their workplace
84% of French people plan to return to restaurants this summer
Since the announcement of the national confinement on March 17, the French have seen the doors of their favorite restaurants and bars close, and their managers try, as much as possible, to deal with the crisis. Takeout for some via click and collect, setting up a home delivery service for others, all of them tried to find the keys to serve their customers while reassuring them as to the necessary security standards .
Source of rejoicing for some, source of worry for others ... In France, the imminent deconfinement implies for part of the population a return to the workplace. A perspective tinged with apprehension and uncertainty for a majority of the inhabitants of France, shows a recent survey carried out by the Deskeo company.
Scheduled Monday, May 11, the deconfinement will rhyme for some French with return to the workplace, although the government recommends to give maximum preference to telework when possible. Recommendation favored by a majority of French people, according to a recent survey carried out for the Deskeo company on 2,856 active French people.
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According to the survey, one in two French people would like to continue teleworking during the deconfinement phase, including 32% for one to two half-days per week after the Covid-19 epidemic. If the French have had the opportunity to get used to teleworking since March 17, 22% of them however wait impatiently to put an end to remote work.
But it is difficult for respondents to say whether or not companies will follow their wishes, for the simple reason that 43% do not yet know the date on which they will return to their workplace. Almost 8 out of 10 French people (79%) are also worried about going back to the office. Only 9% expect to return by May 11.
"The French need to be reassured by their employers. In this period of crisis, it is vital that companies communicate actively with their employees so that their return takes place with serenity and in the best possible conditions", comments the co -Founder of Deskeo Frank Zorn.
There is also uncertainty regarding the mode of transport: 68% of those questioned do not yet know by what means they will get to their workplace during the deconfinement phase. However, they want to avoid public transport and carpooling at all costs, in favor of individual means of transport (walking, cycling or motorized vehicle).
Regarding the use of the mask at work, 25% of French respondents say they are ready to wear one all day and 34% "only in the presence of other people". But 31% said they were opposed to the idea of wearing a mask at work.
British diplomat missing after going for run as Foreign Office 'extremely worried' .
Police in Hampshire have issued a new appeal for information about a top British diplomat who has been missing since he went for a run last week. People in and around the Bentley area of Farnham were urged to check sheds and gardens to help in the search for Richard Morris, 52, who has a distinctive birthmark on his face.Police also appealed for any CCTV footage that might offer clues on what happened to the married father-of-three, as the Foreign Office says it is "extremely worried" about his disappearance.Mr Morris, who is due to become the UK's high commissioner to Fiji in July, was last seen at around 10.