Lloyd's of London to keep underwriting floor open Wednesdays only during second UK lockdown

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past Lloyd's building in London, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyd’s of London will keep its underwriting floor open on Wednesdays only between Nov 5 and Dec 2 due to a UK government lockdown announced for that period, it said on Tuesday.

The floor was shut for nearly six months from mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lloyd’s has asked its UK-based employees to work from home except for a few essential roles, it said in a statement.

Reporting by Carolyn Cohn, editing by Sinead Cruise