Businesses do not have business contingency plans in place

Fewer than 10% of employers had protocols in place covering a disease pandemic prior to the coronavirus outbreak. Employers are continually having to adapt and evolve as coronavirus continues to spread and new facts emerge.

According to the data, almost 60% have implemented a workplace policy which addresses pandemic diseases in response to coronavirus.

Firms have adopted other precautionary measures including halting all non-essential travel too. Nearly a quarter have limited both international and domestic UK travel to help contain the spread.

Other policies have included remote working arrangements. Over 80% of businesses questioned in an online survey requested that employees work from home as a precaution.

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