Not to be confused with a student traffic light party
Clyde & Co will give traffic light coloured wrist bands to staff so they can indicate how cautious they are being with Covid.
Clydes told UK staff in an internal email: "While people are happy to get back to old norms like shaking hands, we have had feedback from many that they'd prefer a more cautious approach for now." Staff will be able to choose between a red, yellow or green wrist band to display the level of contact they wish to have with other staff.
The bands will be voluntary, and a source close to leadership confirmed to RollOnFriday that “no one will be getting a slap on the wrist for not wearing one”.
In its message to staff, Clydes set out what the different coloured bands will denote:
"2019 norms, green for goooooo"
It's all smiles with Team Yellow until someone sneezes.
"Greet from six feet" or "Hey! Stay away!" or "I'm being firm, I don't want your germ."
"Our shift to hybrid working has been really positive, but we are keen to make sure that everyone feels comfortable in the office and confident to express their preferences," Rob Hill, partner and chair of the firm's UK board told RollOnFriday.
"We’ve introduced wrist bands, an idea which we have seen other organisations use, as a way of drawing attention to the fact that we shouldn’t assume all our colleagues feel the same about things like shaking hands, mask wearing or social distancing," added Hill.
As staff settle back into the office, firms have set out their Covid policies, with some decreeing that staff should be vaccinated or tested. Let RollOnFriday know how happy you are with your firm's policies regarding Covid.
* Health concerns aside, a red band may also be useful to keep unwanted handsy lawyers at bay.