Cafs is considered an essential service, as such we must still provide services to our community, particularly those who are identified as our most vulnerable. This need must also be combined with government and funding body mandates to increase our work from home workforce to at least 50%.

 In order to achieve this in a systematic and safe way we have implemented the following phased approach:

  1. Employees who are considered in the ‘high risk’ category and have requested to work from home;
  2. Employees who are required to self-isolated;
  3. Employees who have caring responsibilities for children now that schools have closed;
  4. Any other employee who would like to be considered for working from home.

 Where we have not been able to achieve the required ratios, we are asking people to consider working from home. At this stage this is not a Cafs directive – it is a requirement from the government and funding bodies.