Lockdown, social distancing, work-from-home, virtual meeting or conferences, sanitisation, hygiene, and quarantine. These exercises or practices have become common ever since COVID-19 emerged. Some nations or administrations adopted the measures early while some with delay – this was the only difference. With no specific treatment or vaccination around, most of the measures are most likely to become an inseparable aspect of our life.
Musing on the current scenarios and their distant impact, Cheapfaremart, shares its thoughts on Life After COVID-19.
Boom in Healthcare
Governments across the worlds have witnessed how this single virus type has devastated their healthcare infrastructures. You can easily see countries diverting emergency and other funds towards the research and development of SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2)- related medicines and vaccinations. This investment in healthcare will become prominent in future to make healthcare more prepared to contain any emerging health challenges. Whether you want to shape a career in healthcare or setup a business, life after COVID-19 has a lot for you in its store.
Preventive Healthcare to Gain Momentum
People with low immunity were worst affected with the virus. Immunity can’t be built in a day. It takes time to develop a robust immune system. Though there are many factors accounting for the immune strength, consumption of healthy food with balanced quantity of vitamins and minerals, and adoption of a healthy lifestyle are key ones. Governments and food regulators will take effective measures, and consumers will also make it a priority. Some healthy signs have become visible too, you can see food delivery vendors claiming to offer contact-less delivery.
Increased Adoption of Work-from-Home
Work-from-home culture or virtual workforce will be a dominant trend. From Fortune-500 to start-ups – everyone has witnessed its power in the lockdown phases. By the time, lockdown will be diluted or removed, this faith in the culture is bound to increase. Even after its end, most of the companies are more likely to fully abolish this culture as this helps them cut down their recurring operational expenses like workplace maintenance, supporting staff, utility bills, and more.
With more people working from home, students relying on virtual classrooms or eLearning platforms, and governments taking eGovernance initiatives, travel requirements and number of vehicles on the road has to come down. Also, it will lead to fewer centralized heating and cooling systems in economic zone to stay functional. The development will obviously lead to a cleaner environment. Governments should encourage a clean environment by offering benefits to businesses offering and adopting such remote working or distant learning platforms.
More Jobs in Information Security Management
Work-from-Home has led to the decentralization of data – with employees accessing business proprietary and customer information from their devices from the comfort of their home. To cope with any potential data breach or contain any such attempt, organizations need to adopt smart information security management system. This will boost the technology investment, and paves demands for certified Information System or Information Audit professionals. If you are thinking to make it as your career choice, you are on the right track.
Better Adoption of eLearning
Live virtual learning and eLearnig soon will become mainstream of the education system worldwide. Educators, students and teachers are quickly embracing different technology platforms like Microsoft Teams to make sure education moves without any interruption. Internet service providers with their increasing penetrations across populations are contributing their bit too.
Corporate Travel to Reduce
Video-enabled remote software-as-a-service with its host of interactive and collaborative tools on a single platform heralds a new age of business conference or meeting. These means have become more easily accessible and cheaper now. People can connect virtually from anywhere, share files or reports, brainstorm ideas, take decisions and make things happen in the real world. The development is to cut-down operational cost besides saving time, boosting productivity and efficiency of workforce.
Transportation is to See More Regulations
Access to good transportation – road, sea and air – is a key to the growth of any society or nation. But this transportation also spread the coronavirus from one place to another, and hence, lock-down was made essential. With the bitter lesson learnt from the outbreak of the deadly disease worldwide, transportation regulators are most likely to adopt safety measures in the interest of the travelers and the community. It’s not a distant future, when airlines would be asking for a health report from all passengers before allowing them to board their flights. It would be similar to passport, proof of identity or visa.
Customers to Demand Proof of Sanitization from Hotels and Restaurants
Access to good transportation, cleanliness, customer service, price, presence of conference hall, etc., are some of the factors that guests often take into account before booking a hotel or choosing a restaurant. In life after Coronavirus epidemic, customers would definitely take into account the health factor before anything else. It’s quite possible, they would look for some kind of certifications ascertaining a healthy sanitized environment in a hotel or restaurant before they make a decision for their stay or eat.