At least six teachers have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the new school year, while preparing the classroom for the new year. When coronavirus spread around the world earlier this year, many offices shut their doors and sent staff to work from home.
And although this new professional landscape suits many, it also raised questions about worker privacy.
Several software services for remote working have seen their sales surge - they allow bosses to keep tabs on their staff.
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from London, UK. Michael Gove has told Sky News that people will be encouraged to work from home again as part of new measures to tackle a surge in cases of COVID-19.
It comes after the government encouraged people to return to their offices and workplaces just a few weeks ago.
The cabinet office minister reaffirmed the "reluctant" decision that pubs and restaurants will have to close at 10pm from Thursday and be table service only.
Mr Gove said he stood by the government's decision to encourage people to go out and dine over the summer and claims today's announcement is a proportionate response to rising case numbers. A charity that represents care providers in England has warned that the UK government's coronavirus testing regime has "serious problems."
It comes after the Department of Health and Social Care issued a warning of a rise in new coronavirus infections within homes.
Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by social affairs correspondent Alison Holt.