If an influenza (flu) pandemic happens in the UK, everyone will need to play a part in managing how it affects our society. At such a time, faith communities have an important role. Strong leadership from faith communities is vital when large scale incidents trigger concerns about social cohesion. Moreover, large scale fatalities raise specific issues for faith communities that need to be addressed.
The revised document (May 2009) updates previous guidance (issued June 2008) for faith communities. It should serve as a useful source of reference to those involved at various levels in all faith communities when considering the impacts that a pandemic will have on society.