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BBC employees are required to wear "social distancing devices" in the office


BBC employees are required to wear "social distancing devices" in the office to ensure they are two meters apart

  • BBC staff were told to wear "social distancing devices" that beep
  • The technology alerts you when you are less than 2 meters away from someone else
  • The staff working in the office are also subjected to a cross-flow test twice a week

BBC staff have been told to wear "social distancing devices" that will beep when they get too close to another person.

In an email today, employees at “BBC key locations” were told they must wear technology that will alert them if they are less than two meters from someone else.

The colleagues were invited to a meeting at 11 a.m. to discuss the changes.

Employees also undergo side flow tests, which are conducted in the office twice a week for four or more days a week.

Workers at the main BBC locations have been told to wear the technology that will alert them if they are less than two meters from someone else. In the picture Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC in London

Workers in the Belgian port of Antwerp have to wear a new bracelet that vibrates when they break social distance and get too close to another worker

Workers in the Belgian port of Antwerp have to wear a new bracelet that vibrates when they break social distance and get too close to another worker

Social Distancing App Mind The Gap was developed by Hack Partners for Network Rail. The technology uses audio and Bluetooth signals to detect if users are in close proximity

Social Distancing App Mind The Gap was developed by Hack Partners for Network Rail. The technology uses audio and Bluetooth signals to detect if users are in close proximity

What types of social distancing devices are there?

Smart rings: Fitbit and Oura Smart Rings have developed an algorithm for their devices to detect Covid before a user shows physical symptoms.

Clocks: Samsung has also come out with the technology of its Galaxy Watch, which lets users know how many interactions they have during the day.

The app is also designed to teach and encourage good hand washing habits, which have been outlined as part of WHO's official recommendations to curb the spread of the infectious disease.

bracelet: Workers in Belgium have to wear a new bracelet that vibrates if they break social distance and come too close to another worker.

Bluetooth app: Mind The Gap, a social distancing app developed by Hack Partners for Network Rail, uses audio and Bluetooth signals to determine if users are in close proximity to each other

The email told employees, “Social distancing devices are being rolled out at key BBC locations to help maintain social distancing.

"Anyone entering these officers is asked to wear the devices, which will alert the porters if they are less than two meters from someone else."

A BBC spokesperson said: “The vast majority of BBC staff continue to work as they have done in recent months, either remotely or in an office location when they are in critical roles.

& # 39; For those in a BBC building, we have followed the COVID Safe Workplace Guidelines throughout the pandemic.

"We continue to adhere to the two-meter rule and introduce social distancing devices to help our employees maintain safe social distancing at all times."

Staff quickly made the announcement clear on social media, and BBC Northeast reporter Colin George shared the news along with a meme on Twitter.

BBC Radio 4 and world service producer Beth Sagar-Fenton shared the news along with a Disney meme.

A number of technology companies have developed devices to help Limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Fitbit and Oura Smart Rings worked with universities to develop an algorithm for their devices to detect the coronavirus before a user shows physical symptoms.

Samsung is also gaining a foothold in the market by adding the technology to its Galaxy Watch that lets users know how many interactions they have during the day.

Employees were quick to shed light on the announcement on social media today

Employees were quick to shed light on the announcement on social media today

The app is also designed to teach and encourage good hand washing habits, which have been outlined as part of WHO's official recommendations to curb the spread of the infectious disease.

Meanwhile, workers in the Belgian port of Antwerp have to wear a new bracelet that vibrates if they break social distance and get too close to another worker.

The social distancing app Mind The Gap, developed by Hack Partners for Network Rail, uses audio and Bluetooth signals to determine if users are in close proximity to each other.

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