June 6, 2023

Hayfever – A guide for employers

This post was written by: Laaibah Bhatti

That time of year is upon us when pollen levels have increased and hay fever season is here.

Recent studies show that nearly one in five people in the UK suffer from hay fever and have taken time off from their workplace due to their symptoms. This could indefinitely be affecting productivity levels for workplaces in the UK.

So what can you do to look after your employees and ensure your workplace creates an environment that minimises the symptoms of hay fever?

  • Keep windows in the offices closed as this adds the benefit of keeping the pollen out of the office, ultimately relieving some symptoms.
  • Keep the office clean and free from dust as much as you can.
  • Inform employees on the weather forecast for information about pollen count levels and advise them to avoid going outdoors when the pollen count is Medium or High.
  • Avoid keeping indoor plants in the office as they release pollen and can trigger many individuals.

At Aston Bond, we believe supporting employees with hay fever is a crucial aspect of creating an inclusive and productive workplace.  

For any employment queries please contact imardarescu@astonbond.co.uk, our head of employment here at Aston Bond.