Omar Oakes
Mar 2, 2020

OMD and PHD reopen after coronavirus scare

London and Sydney offices are once again open to employees and clients.

OMD and PHD reopen after coronavirus scare

OMD and PHD have reopened their offices in Sydney and London after an employee was tested for coronavirus.

The Omnicom UK media agencies, based in London's Fitzrovia, had closed last week after an employee who visited Sydney for work via Singapore was tested for the virus. OMD's Sydney office also closed in response on 27 February.

All staff in the Sydney office who have been in contact with the employee being tested have been asked to continue working from home until the results are conclusive.

OMD UK sent staff home on 25 February as a precautionary measure, while sister shop PHD (whose office is next door) followed suit hours later and advised employees to work from home.  Yesterday, Sydney employees were still working from home but the office reopened on Tuesday. 

Omnicom had also postponed global travel to or from China, Japan, Hong Kong, Iran, northern Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan.

Dentsu in Japan also shut its office last week after an employee tested positive for coronavirus.

This article was updated on Tuesday, March 3rd to include updates on OMD's Sydney office operations. 

Source:
Campaign UK

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