Pandemic management strategy

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Pandemic management strategy

    1. 1

      Introduction

      1. 1.1

        According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease. A viral pandemic occurs when a new virus emerges and spreads around the world—and most people do not have immunity. Examples of pandemics include the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and the 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

      1. 1.2

        This pandemic management strategy sets out [insert company name]’s strategy for managing a pandemic. The impact of pandemic outbreaks on individuals, businesses and societies can be reduced by being well prepared. This means having a comprehensive strategy, that is reviewed on a regular basis and refined.

      1. 1.3

        In response to the potential threat of a pandemic, [insert company name] regularly monitors the risk to individual countries in which [insert company name] has an existing presence. In addition, [insert company name] has prepared a high level pandemic management strategy, which is set out in this document.

    1. 2

      Pandemic management team

      1. 2.1

        A Pandemic management team has been set up [for each jurisdiction in which we operate ]to ensure [insert company name] manages the response to any pandemic in the most appropriate way.

      1. 2.2

        The Pandemic management team is led by [insert name or role] (the Pandemic management co-ordinator) and includes representatives of the following functions:

        1. 2.2.1

          senior leadership;

        1. 2.2.2

          finance;

        1. 2.2.3

          business units;

        1. 2.2.4

          human resources;

        1. 2.2.5

          business continuity;

        1. 2.2.6

          risk management;

        1. 2.2.7

          real estate management;

        1. 2.2.8

          facilities management;

        1. 2.2.9

          communications;

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