Coronavirus: Amazon tells staff worldwide to work from home

Amazon has advised staff in all its locations, including HQ, to work from home

Amazon has told its staff globally to work from home for the rest of this month if they can in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The advice applies to staff across its operations from offices to fulfilment centres, CNBC has reported.

An Amazon spokesman told CNBC: “We continue to work closely with public and private medical experts to ensure we are taking the right precautions as the situation continues to evolve. As a result, we are now recommending that all of our employees globally who are able to work from home do so through the end of March.”

Many Amazon workers, such as those in warehouses or delivery couriers, will not be able to work from home because of the nature of their jobs.

Subscription content

Please sign in now if you have a subscription or are already registered with us.

Retail Week

Register for free to continue reading

Retail-Week.com provides premium, in-depth intelligence that helps retailers judge risks, spot opportunities and identify what they need to do to win in the digital economy.

Register today for a taste of our high-quality intelligence and enjoy:

  • Three free articles a month on Retail-Week.com
  • Detailed analysis of current trends and events 
  • Exclusive newsletters
  • In-depth reports, videos, interviews and much more

Discover Retail Week register now

Please note, if you have recently purchased a subscription, it may take a few minutes before your account is updated.