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Organisational Resilience: Guidance on Pandemic Planning

At a glance

  • In the event of a pandemic, all organisations have a key role to play in managing the risks to the health and safety of employees and maintaining essential operations
  • A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a disease and occurs when a new virus emerges to which most people do not have immunity
  • It is important that all organisations develop robust and flexible business continuity arrangements that will help to minimise the impact of disruptions

In the event of a pandemic, all organisations have a key role to play in managing the risks to the health and safety of employees and maintaining essential operations. 

We have developed some guidance to provide an overview of the steps that an organisation can take to prepare for a pandemic.

It is important that all organisations develop robust and flexible business continuity arrangements that will help to minimise the impact of disruptions.  Whilst the timing and extent of any pandemic is unpredictable, the preparing of suitable response plans in advance will enable organisations to respond effectively to a range of scenarios and help to minimise the impact upon essential operations.

You can read our full guidance on pandemic planning, along with a checklist that can be used to plan for a pandemic and minimise its impact here.

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