Taking time off work during lockdown, particularly in place of a cancelled holiday, can feel like adding insult to injury. But having time off work is crucial to maintaining good mental and physical wellbeing, and that includes holidays taken during lockdown. If living and working from home with limited travel options, the temptation to work during holidays can be greater than ever, but it’s vital employees take a proper break to ensure they receive the recuperative benefits of taking time off work. Towergate Health & Protection highlights some of the activities which businesses can encourage staff to explore further during their time off, many of which can be supported by their employee benefits package.

Whether working in an office or at home, it’s always been important to take a break from work to recuperate. If employees want to take leave, then there are plenty of benefits available for them to try something new. Whilst some employees will still be keen to take a few weeks off, others may only want a few days – but time off remains important, even during lockdown.

For employees that do not want to use annual leave, encouraging regular breaks – such as going for a walk before the working day or taking a full lunch break – can help employees to maintain their energy levels. Although it can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day during lockdown, there are plenty of ways to shake things up, and businesses can remind staff of the employee benefits available to help them do just this.

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