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Covid special: the rising importance of contactless technology in the workplace

25 February 2021

Although levels of optimism are continuing to rise within the UK FM sector, everyone is very much aware there is still a long way to go before all facilities reopen and PFM Magazine plans to continue to support its readers for as long as necessary with special features and advice.

With preparations for the March digital issue well in hand for publication next week, with printed copies following soon after, the PFM team is now preparing for April, which will include a special feature on the increasing use of contactless technology to assist FMs and their service providers in reducing touch points within their facilities.

While near field communications (NFC) technology is well established throughout the UK, recent technological advancements have added further capabilities and options for its use in facilities of all types.

Growing numbers of technology providers are also reporting rapidly rising levels of interest from new and existing customers following the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Contributions are accordingly invited to the PFM contactless workspace feature, with a deadline of 18 March.

Those wishing to provide strategic advice and comment are invited to send up to 250 words, including details of the author, while avoiding mention of company and product names in the comment itself.

These should be emailed to at any time up to 18 March.

The PFM April issue will also include an overview of the PFM Partnership Awards and the virtual presentation ceremony scheduled for 16.00 on 17 March.

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