Apple delaying return to work plans until at least October
Apple has decided to delay its return to work plans for employees currently working remotely, according to a report from Bloomberg, which claims staff now won’t return to offices until at least October.
The decision follows after a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases around the world and letters from employees that expressed concern about the hybrid work model proposed by Apple in June, which would see staff return to office in September and work in person three days a week until at least 2022.
Apple is now said to be monitoring the situation and will give employees at least a month’s notice before changing the work from home guidance.
Apple issued a memo to staff in March last year at its Californian campuses advising working from home as an “extra precaution” during the coronavirus outbreak. Since then as the pandemic worsened, Apple’s corporate employees have mainly been working remotely, with only a select few working at its offices when required.