using pubs and cafes as home working hubs

As an interim step for people working from home and getting fed up of it (such as for me, living and working in a one bedroom flat) could pubs and cafes open during working hours for a daily fee of say £10 per head with appropriate social distancing in place and with strictly controlled numbers to act as 'home working hubs'. They could maybe also sell coffees and teas. This is something that employers could pay staff to do. This would break the cycle (for me) of working, eating, watching tv in pretty much the same position all day every day. This would give also pubs a small income, it would also allow people to go somewhere local to work - as an alternative to staying at home the whole time, but preferable to travelling long distances to work, or would offer an alternative workplace if your individual office is not willing to open yet.

Why the contribution is important

Would break the monotony of sitting in the same room for 14 hours a day, and would give people a sense that there is life out there. As well as providing a small income for pubs and cafes, badly affected by the pandemic

by aberangus on May 05, 2020 at 09:27PM

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  • Posted by Pamela55 May 06, 2020 at 03:31

    Curious, as working from home could evolve to 'working nearby' longer term, and in that sense , cut commuters , reducing all that goes with it, thus sprouting a greener agenda for the future.
  • Posted by PK673 May 06, 2020 at 17:17

    Think this could be possible. Will get people away from the commute/office and give local businesses some much needed income.
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