Portal Business Centres Covid-19 Update

As we start to slowly ease out of lockdown and take our first tentative steps back towards normal life, we thought we would give you a quick update on where we are with regards to opening the centres.

The centres have remained open, accessible and used by a number of key worker clients, however we are now starting to welcome more of our clients back in. We have taken a number of steps to ensure that clients and visitors remain safe and happy during this transition period. 

Firstly, all of our buildings have hand sanitiser points at the entrances, and others placed strategically throughout the centres. Our office sizes, plus the physical sizes of the desks we have in them, means that these spaces are naturally adhering to the current 2m social distancing rule, with the option for clients to move desks around should they wish to.

Our meeting rooms will shortly be open again for use, we have reduced the capacity within the rooms, again to allow for current distancing regulations. Rooms will be cleaned before and after use and hand sanitiser will be available for use. There will be no back to back bookings to allow time for cleaning between guests. 

Our communal areas have been altered slightly, we have removed some of the chairs to allow us to space it out more, and we have a barrier in our reception area to keep our team at a safe distance behind the desk. We are asking clients to help us through the next few weeks by limiting the number of people in the kitchens at any one time, and there will only be one person allowed in the lifts at a time. As the centre gets busier we will implement a one way system throughout narrower corridors to allow people to move around these areas safely.

Other than that, we are encouraging frequent hand washing, asking that gatherings in communal areas kept to a minimum, and of course anyone who feels unwell should remain out of the centres until they have recovered. We look forward to welcoming all of our clients back into the centres shortly.