COVID-19: How to protect your most important assets and manage physical distancing with indoor mapping?

For several months already, the world of work has been forced to reinvent itself to allow employees to work from home. Employees have begun returning to work in their office buildings but to a very different workplace.
- How can you manage the new 1-meter rule given by the WHO guidelines so that your offices remain operational?
- How will you guarantee that your employees and visitors won’t risk anything when they arrive in your premises?
- How does an interactive map solution simplify everyone’s return to work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Here are some of our best practices that you can implement using Mapwize’s indoor mapping solution.

The complete 5-step guidebook outlining how office building mapping can reassure your employees and maintain physical distancing in the context of COVID-19: Download the 5 step guidebook pdf for free.

1- Get insight on your office building capacity

The new regulation requires all workplaces to maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter between each employee’s workspace. This means that not all employees and staff will be able to return to the office at the same time.

By setting up an interactive map for your offices, it will be easy for you to define: 

Once the following needs have been verified, you will be ready to review your corporate office layout and re-open safely!

2- Give prior access to your building plans

In order to protect your most crucial assets – your employees – provide them with the possibility to view the new office layout and latest regulations – all this in advance. Sharing the URL of your building’s digital map enables your staff to easily figure out the exact route they need to take.

This link can be communicated prior to their arrival by email or SMS and enables them to:

3- Create customized maps for Pandemic Management

In the midst of a pandemic, an interactive indoor map gives your office many possibilities. Using Mapwize STUDIO, personal protective equipment (PPE), available meeting rooms and seating plans – which comply with physical distancing – can be easily created and viewed. Maps can be created with new entrances, paths and directions so as to avoid crowded areas and temporarily close off certain rooms.

4- Offer a contactless interactive map to your employees

Using various devices – smartphone, desktop, tablet and kiosk – your employees can find their own way throughout your premises via Mapwize’s interactive map. Our mobile application can easily be downloaded and will help with reducing unnecessary human contact. Your employees, customers and visitors can safely be led to their destination. It is important to stress that employees are able to consult the maps via the web application in order to check meeting room occupancy and directions prior to leaving home. Physical contact can be prevented by using the Kiosk solution which can be embedded on to your tablets or kiosks. These devices usually located at the reception desk of the facilities or at different strategic points in your building help avoid any unnecessary interaction.

5- Go further using Mapwize mapping as a foundation

For a more complete interactive office experience, you can integrate your indoor mapping solution with different systems and office building applications : 

Finally, you can integrate Mapwize with any asset tracking solution or indoor location system to provide the blue dot directly on the map.

With these five methods, you are providing support to your staff and allowing them to return to the office worry-free. Mapwize’s indoor mapping and wayfinding solution requires no physical contact with our teams or on-site visits.

To learn more about the solution you can make an appointment with one of our representatives here