March 9 2020  |  Retailers

Lotte Duty Free extends telecommuting for staff till July 11 as part of COVID-19 prevention measures

By Elena Owyong


Lotte Duty Free’s CEO Lee Kap has announced various measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst its staff

Lotte Duty Free’s CEO Lee Kap has announced that it will extend telecommuting for staff till July 11, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The retailer said in a press release that it had previously planned to implement telecommuting from April 28 to July 6. However, given that the COVID-19 outbreak has not stopped, it plans to extend its telecommuting service.

Besides telecommuting, Lotte has also undertaken various measures to diversify the work system for its staff’s health. For instance, since February 5, five downtown Lotte Duty Free stores have reduced their business hours. Starting from April 15, Lotte will also put in place a short-term leave system for staff who wish to take a leave of absence due to health or family care. Furthermore, Lotte will be introducing a four-day work week for three weeks from July 8 to March 31 for those who want to work at its headquarters.

In line with the South Korean government’s plan to reduce traffic congestion, Lotte is also introducing flexible work systems to vary the commuting hours of staff and optional work systems to allow staff to adjust their working days.

Apart from the office environment, Lotte employees’ restaurants are also providing healthy menus to build up their immune system. Departments within Lotte Duty Free are also adjusting the hours of restaurant use to limit the number of people gathering at one time. To prevent the infection, a screen is set up on the restaurant table. Masks are also available at the restaurants.

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