Outbreaks such as COVID-19 will all cause disruption to both the personal lives of those affected and also disruption to businesses. Employers need to ensure they take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of employees and also to try to mitigate the risks to the business of the effects of the outbreak.
Many businesses will find that they do not have insurance in place for any interruption to their business caused by COVID-19 and such cover is very difficult, if not impossible to buy during an outbreak but there are steps you can take to help reduce the risks.
One of our partner insurers, Ecclesiastical, has issued a checklist for Organisational Resilience to help you identify the steps you can take to help reduce the risks to both your employees and your business. This is free for you to download and distribute as you may wish.