International firm Taylor Wessing has shut its London office after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

The firm announced this morning that one of its London-based workers has tested positive for Covid-19. The person concerned has been self-isolating for the past week and is ‘recovering well at home’ having experienced ‘a mild reaction’.

The firm said it will be closed until Wednesday 18 March, a date which will be under ‘continuing review’. The firm said: ‘We have been planning in relation to these events, and our existing technology and remote working access for our people enables us to continue business activity with our clients.’

Taylor Wessing added that staff in its France and China offices have already started working from home as a ‘precautionary measure’, and it has cut back on running large group seminars and events. The firm has cancelled its international partner meeting, which was due to be held at the end of March, and has increased its office cleaning schedules and provided additional hand sanitiser across each floor and in common areas.


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