COVID Response

Protecting ourselves and the people in our work environment, ensures that we can continue our work and avoid the spread of the virus.

Business Contiunity Plan

Preparing a Business Vontinuity Plan (BCP)

There are a range of resources to support businesses develop BCPs in response to COVID. Here are some that you may find useful depending on the size and nature of your business.

The United Nations International Labour Organisation (ILO)

International Chamber of Commerce

  • COVID-19 Business Continuity Guide: https://iccwbo.org/publication/covid-19-business-continuity-guide/

These are some examples of business continuity planning, national business associations are also developing tools to support members and we recommend you check what support you might be able to access through these organisations.

As the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and people becoming clearer, we aim to update this information with information that is most relevant for our suppliers.

Business Resilence

Resilience | Protecting your business during COVID-19

Review & develop plans

Planning will help you identify where your business might be exposed to risks and identify how you will address them. Having written plans facilitates sharing of information within the business.

Assessing financial situation

Many businesses will experience financial stress, it is important to have full visibility of your businesses financial situation.

Identifying & accessing support

Around the world banks, governments and industry groups are putting together support packages for businesses and their employees. These can help to sustain your business during COVID.

Business opportunities

Think creatively! Periods of uncertainty can create opportunities but these might be outside your normal business activities. Stay connected to your customers and communities to help you identify new business areas.

SME People Health Links WHO

People | Sharing information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Simple measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash hands regularly using soap & water or alcohol based sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with bent elbow
  • Practice social distancing, keeping 2 meters away from other people

Stay informed with national & international recommendations:

Develop a plan of what to do if a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 is identified at the workplace, including reporting, notification, monitoring, reorganization of work, and disinfection. As the situation evolves make sure you stay connected to your local and national guidance.

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