Interesting article. Looks as if it’s accurate. They’ve now had nearly 6 weeks to prepare the offices to make them appropriate for social distancing, but I doubt they’ve done anything.
I find this idea of “skeleton staff” very flimsy. Given many here are waiting for a renewal or replacement which takes no more than a week when these offices are processing normally, and those processes are now taking 8+ times longer, “2 metres apart” with “2 furlongs apart”. Only explanation.