The European Central Bank (ECB) will allow employees to work from home as much as possible until the beginning of next year due to the uncertainty about the Delta variant of the coronavirus. That said, ECB President Christine Lagarde in an interview with Bloomberg news agency.
“The current solution is remote working today and probably until the end of January. We’ll see after that,” said Lagarde. It was actually the intention that from October, work would be partly in the office again. To gain access to the ECB’s offices, employees must be vaccinated, have recovered from the virus or show a negative test. The ECB employs more than 3,500 people, mainly at its headquarters in Frankfurt.
Lagarde went on to say that many employers are moving to a hybrid model, with part-office work and part-home work. According to her, lessons have been learned during the pandemic that will be used in the future around the work environment.
Many other large institutions and companies have also announced that they are postponing the return to the office because of the Delta variant.