The measures have been taken to reduce contacts between colleagues and stem the new surge of coronavirus cases. Numerus are the Flemish businesses that have been investing in getting employees to work from home since the start of the emergency in March. VOKA, the Flemish employers’ organisation, notes that many employees still cannot work from home and probably never will be able to.
“Think of jobs that involve a physical activity, e.g. in construction, in a factory or in a bar or restaurant” says Nico De Meester. “In two out of three Flemish businesses only part of the workforce can work from home, but in one business in three the entire business can be kept running with everybody working from home!”