As part of planning for a possible pandemic, businesses and other organisations may wish to circulate introductory information and advice to their staff to raise awareness about pandemic influenza. To assist you with this key planning activity, the Government has developed the advice below which provides relevant introductory material on pandemic influenza.
If the risk of a possible pandemic were to increase and should one occur, the Government will issue further public health information which businesses and organisations will want to reflect in further information and advice at the time to their staff.
The advice below joins other currently available government guidance and advice for businesses and organisations to assist pandemic influenza planning. In particular ‘Guidance on contingency planning for a possible influenza pandemic’ and the ‘Pandemic influenza checklist for businesses’.
General information on an influenza pandemic and the impact it might have, including the UK contingency plan, can be found on the Department of Health website.
This advice was produced by the Cabinet Office in consultation with the Health Departments and with other Government Departments. The Cabinet Office has issued it as part of our role in supporting the Department of Health, as Lead Department, in preparing and planning for a possible influenza pandemic.