Despite initial fears COVID-19 would spook potential customers, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has created a new demand for shared workspace as Korean companies start looking for temporary work spaces for fear of having to close down their headquarters.
Global provider WeWork, which currently operates 19 locations in Korea, said companies mindful of the COVID-19 epidemic are reaching out to them for an alternative workspace.
The shared-space company has also closed down shared amenities like its photo studios, wellness rooms and game rooms. The firm also placed disposable cups in the pantry area.
Domestic coworking space company FastFive also has seen new demand. To ensure the safety of customers, it utilizes a thermal camera to detect visitors with a high temperature and later on with a thermometer. It also placed masks and hand sanitizer in all of its 23 locations.