In our experience, few organisations have a working pandemic continuity plan. Possibly this is because pandemics are seen as a rarity, because of low perceived benefit, or perhaps because of prior experience investing against previous threats that failed to materialise, for example SARS. However, in Coronavirus (COVID-19) we face the realisation of a global threat for which we should be well-prepared.
In the current situation, there are good reasons to have a well-formed pandemic plan:
Most of the requirements can be accommodated under the umbrella structure provided by a business continuity plan however you will need to write a specific strategy and policy to COVID-19 to prepare for and respond to its characteristic effects. There are clear steps you can take to understand the situation and create a dedicated pandemic strategy, and our consultants will help you develop this.