NRF closes part of Sydney office due to coronavirus contact

Firm is the second top firm to send home staff today in Sydney amid virus fears

NRF closes part of Sydney office due to coronavirus contact

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has closed a large part of its Sydney office due to a staff member coming into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

The firm has sent several hundred staff members home from five affected floors at the firm’s office at 60 Martin Place. The global legal giant’s Sydney office, its largest in Australia, occupies more than 9,500sqm of the 45,000sqm, 33-level tower.

In a statement sent to Australasian Lawyer, NRF managing partner Wayne Spanner said that the firm learned today that one of its staff members in Sydney has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The news comes after King & Wood Mallesons closed its whole Sydney office today.

Below is NRF’s full statement:

“We have been informed today that one of our Norton Rose Fulbright staff members in Sydney has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“This person has self-isolated and is awaiting testing results, but for the abundance of caution we have implemented our contingency plans. 

“The health and safety of our people, clients and the community is our primary concern and we have already arranged for the affected floors to be deep cleaned.

“As a precautionary measure Norton Rose Fulbright has directed its people on the potentially affected floors to work remotely for the rest of the week.”

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