The Covid diaries: Day 42 - National Working from Home Day

The Covid diaries: Day 42 - National Working from Home Day

A daily fly-on-the-wall blog about running a legal business during the Covid-19 crisis.

By Darren Isaacs and Dónall Breen - 15 May

In the greatest case of irony since Alanis Morissette's song 'Ironic' ironically misused the word ironic, today is National "Working from Home Day".

There is not a huge amount to laugh about right now, but this did give us a chuckle. In fact, it gave everyone on our 'all hands' meeting this morning a good giggle.

So what are we doing on this unique day? Well, we are all working from home. Extraordinary. Now, the fact that this is mandated by the government and there is a public health crisis is irrelevant. Today is the first day we have chosen to work from home in keeping with the spirit of the day.

We have also woken up to the news that London's R-number is trending at 0.4, so for a town that was once the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, we are now racing ahead on the downward recovery slope of the curve. [Editorial note: I have just re-read that sentence and LOLs given that a year ago it would have been total gobbledygook but now seems like an entirely normal thing to say].

So, we can cue an uptick in the number of London office-based businesses wanting legal advice on trying to return to a more 'normal' (ish) office-based working life (see yesterday's entry, Day 41, for more on this).

And again, we have a sunny Friday and a promise of decent weather ahead on the weekend. Things are indeed looking up.

If you would like to read our Covid diaries starting from day 1 please click here.