No end to home working in sight
Although adapting to working from home and the restrictions that came with it was tough to begin with, people have now got used to their new set-ups. For many, not having to go into the office is a bit of a luxury as it means more sleep and wearing what they feel like, while also liberating them from the daily scramble for a handhold in the packed U3 at eight in the morning alongside 200 other people. And the statistics show how many of our day-to-day rhythms have been changed by the corona crisis and working from home. A look at electricity and water meters reflects the true magnitude of the changes to our schedules: people are sleeping longer during the crisis. Before corona, water consumption hit its peak between 7.45 and 8.15 in the morning, but that has now shifted to 9.30-10am. Home schooling and working from home eliminates that daily commute or school run, meaning a much more leisurely start to the day for many.