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Working from home will require a rethink of noise restrictions

The impact of COVID-19 on work continues to evolve in many different ways. A week does not seem to go by without the demise of workplaces.

We hear a lot about zombie companies, so-called because they are the walking dead, or in other words, were unsustainable or marginally sustainable when the government stepped in to prop them up. Many people have lost their jobs and many more are clinging on, with it being only a matter of time before they lose their jobs.

More of us are having to juggle family and work from home.

More of us are having to juggle family and work from home.Credit:E+

Large numbers of people have found themselves stuck at home during working hours. This has led to a number of changes, some predictable and some not.

There has been plenty of coverage of how confinement is creating problems with domestic violence. I wonder, too, whether it may lead to conflict between neighbours. In Melbourne and Sydney in particular, there has been significant growth in medium and high-density housing. More and more of us are living in townhouses and apartments. Planning rules for new terraces will only increase this phenomenon.

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