The advantages of having a desk booking system in place can be split into two categories: safety and productivity. In terms of safety, it can reduce contact and enforce social distancing by blocking off certain desks. Pre-booking also reduces the risk of contact in a hot-desking environment as everyone knows exactly where they will be each day. Cleaning can be managed more easily with allocated cleaning times between uses and contact tracing can be measured with a log of who has sat where and when. In terms of productivity, wayfinding software means that colleagues can be easily located, reducing the time spent hunting someone down, whilst showing the quickest and safest route to their location (especially useful if you have a one-way system in place).