Getting safely back to site at Essendon Fields

Essendon Fields is pleased to advise our office is reopening on Monday 30 November, with 25% of our workforce returning to site in line with the Victorian Government Roadmap to Reopening.

In making the decision to return to work, we are ensuring we have a robust COVID-Safe plan in place, as well as many other new procedures and initiatives to aid in the transition for employees.

This includes operating on a 2-2-1 basis, where our staff members are divided into 3 groups, who rotate working in the office Monday and Tuesday in Week 1, Wednesday and Thursday in Week 2 and Friday in Week 3.  The other teams will remain working from home during this time. This will look something like the below:

In setting up this structure, it will allow us to create team bubbles to reduce the risk of infection and will allow staff members to get back into the routine of coming into the office each morning.

We modelled several scenarios, and our teams would be happy to discuss with any office tenants also considering how you might manage your own return to work plans.

NEW EF OFFICE SIGN IN PROCEDURES

For staff coming to work each day, and any visitors to the Essendon Fields office, we have a new QR code check-in procedure to help manage our contact tracing obligations.

This involves simply opening up the camera on your smart phone, scanning the QR code on the door and following the prompts to check-in. For more details please click this link.  

MAKING STAYING SAFE A WALK IN THE PARK

Alongside all the appropriate hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing practices, we’re also introducing walking meetings and making use of outdoor meeting spaces at Essendon Fields.

Our team has outlined a bunch of great routes for walking meetings, or spaces you can use in the available parks at EF. We encourage you and your teams to do the same and have created a handy guide to outdoor meetings in the Fields. You can view the guide here. BYO sunscreen!

MAKING USE OF MEETING SPACES AT HYATT PLACE

Like many workplaces, distancing requirements mean demand for our larger boardroom space will be in high demand, and we’ll be making use of the options available at Hyatt Place Event Centre for our every day team and client catch ups.

If you’d like to do the same, more information on walking meetings and Hyatt Place options can be found in this link.

SUPPORT LOCAL, & MAKE CAFÉ MEETINGS THE NEW ZOOM

In addition to supporting the Event Centre, we’re encouraging our teams to hold client catch ups via a cup of coffee at one of our many onsite cafés, who still need plenty of support following a turbulent year. From a sit down catch up at Hollies or Two Minutes Turkish, to grabbing takeaway coffee from LaManna for a walking meeting, we urge our community to support local business.

Together we’re planning to stay safe, and look forward to getting back to collaborating and enjoying the great work environment here at Essendon Fields.

We hope to see all of you on site again soon too.