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Introducing Safe Spaces™

Safe Spaces is a coworking industry program led by Upflex and designed to help people access spaces that meet health and safety standards close to home and reduce the commute once the COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns are lifted.

In these difficult times, only solidarity and teamwork will heal our communities. When lockdowns are lifted and we begin to work outside the home once again, we must still ensure everyone is working in a safe environment.

The global program has been designed to help you and your employees access workspaces that are taking the necessary steps for health and safety.   

Who are Spaces for Recovery Partners?

Spaces for Recovery Partners are Upflex space partners who agree to comply with guidelines related to health, sanitation and appropriate social distancing. more info

Find Safe Spaces Partners

You can search for the partners on the Upflex platform and read about their Health & Safety policies so you can feel confident any space you book is taking the needed steps to be as safe as possible.

You can filter for Safe Spaces Partners on the Upflex app and web. All partners will have the green Health & Safety icon on their profile. You can click on the Health & Safety Policy to read the details of the space’s policy.

How it Works

Search for Safe Spaces

Find spaces who are adopting WHO & CDC safety measures.

Review Health & Safety Policies

Read up on the space’s Health & Safety Policy before you book a space.

Feel Confident When You Book

Book a space and feel confident you are working at a space dedicated to lowering risks.

Safe Spaces Partner Requirements

To become a part of Safe Spaces, Space Partners all agree to comply with CDC guidelines (for US Spaces) or World Health Organization or other applicable local governing body’s guidelines (for non-US Spaces). In addition, we ask Space Partners practice the following health & safety practices to keep  you safe:

Social distancing

  • Implement social distancing measures and prevent unnecessary close contact to help prevent the spread of infection
  • Increase physical space between members, keeping at least 2 meters (~6 feet) between people

Cleaning & disinfecting

  • Cleaning does not kill germs, but cleaning removes and thus lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfectants kill germs on clean surfaces.
  • Open outside windows and doors (to the extent possible) to increase air circulation
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces at least twice a day:
    • Doorknobs and door push plates
    • Handrails and buttons on elevators
    • Desks and chairs and all tables
    • Bathroom faucet handles, paper towel dispenser handles, toilet flush handles, and hand dryer buttons
    • Kitchen faucets, refrigerator handles, coffee pot handles and buttons, and microwave and toaster buttons Light switches
    • Handles and buttons on all equipment (e.g., printers, audiovisual equipment, telephone, monitors, etc.)

Personal hygiene

  • Spaces should provide members:
    • Paper Towels
    • Tissues
    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Hand soap at all sinks
  • Install additional hand sanitizing stations in high traffic areas throughout the workspace
  • Ask members to avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Post signs educating members about proper hand-washing techniques:
    • Washing hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds is effective and should be done frequently and always upon the following:
      • Before eating;
      • After sneezing, coughing, or nose blowing;
      • After using the restroom
      • Before handling food;
      • After using shared equipment such as computer keyboards, etc.
      • Provide safety and hygiene training for all employees

Incident reporting

  • If a confirmed case of COVID-19 was present in the workspace, or individuals in the workspace have been exposed to a confirmed case, the space is asked to notify Upflex immediately and perform a full cleaning and disinfection of the workspace

Food & beverage

  • Offer paper cups for coffee, tea, and water
  • Provide pre-wrapped food items only (if offering any food)