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Businesses advised to be prepared for swine flu

West Oxfordshire District Council is recommending businesses consider the impact of the flu pandemic if a large number of their staff are all ill at once.

The Council is signposting businesses to a range of advice that is freely available and encouraging them to take it up to minimise disruption to the business. Information includes a checklist of actions to safeguard the business should the outbreak become severe and measures to reduce the spread of the flu virus at work.

Business guidance is also available for producing business continuity plans. Links to useful websites are available on the district council website: www.westoxon.gov.uk/business.

Cllr Warwick Robinson, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “For some businesses disruption from a flu pandemic could be devastating. It is not just employees that will be affected but also suppliers and of course customers. Businesses need to be prepared and we therefore advise owners and managers to use the information available and plan ahead as much as possible to protect their business and minimise disruption.”

Posted : 27/07/2009 20:34:13

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