Whilst working from home remains the current Scottish Government default position, work is underway to prepare for an eventual return to our offices.
You will notice a few differences when you re-enter the building for the first time. One change is posters with QR codes put up throughout our offices. You must scan the QR code on entry using a smart phone and then follow the steps on the poster to leave your details, so that this information can be passed on to NHS Scotland Test and Protect, who can contact you if necessary.
Allan Whyte, Head of Property and Facilities, said: “For the time being many of us will continue to work from home. When colleagues are given permission to re-enter offices on a phased basis, they will have to scan the QR code to record their attendance at site.
“Cooperation in scanning the QR code is very important because if NHS Test and Protect do need to contact you, they can then do so. Whilst I am optimistic that our office estate will be safe and ready for use when permission for returning is given, in the event of a positive testing it is vital that the health authorities have the information they need.”
The posters will be put up at Aberdeenshire Council corporate buildings over the coming weeks.
Currently, anyone wishing to work from an office should seek permission from their line manager to do so.
The QR codes should work automatically with most modern phones, as you can use your camera to scan them. However, with older phones an app may need to be downloaded before the QR codes can be scanned.
Below are both the posters displayed in our corporate buildings: