At NAHT, we are firmly committed to supporting our members to the highest possible standard, without putting the health and well-being of our members or colleagues at risk.
We have a business continuity plan in place that covers a variety of potential business continuity incidents, including the impact of pandemic illnesses.
Although there are a small number of cases of Coronavirus confirmed in the UK, there is no current impact to our teams or the services that we provide.
However, as part of our business continuity plan, we have a team in place who are carefully monitoring the development of the Coronavirus outbreak.
This includes the following:
- Daily monitoring of the advice and guidance issued by the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation
- Daily monitoring of reported cases and infection rates
- Reducing any non-essential travel between our office locations
- Internal monitoring of absence levels in line with typical measures at this time of year
- Internal communications to provide updates to our colleagues.
In addition to taking advice from public authorities, we are ready to put in place appropriate and precautionary measures should this be necessary.
- Enactment of part or all of our business continuity plans, which could include movement of work to alternative locations or a temporary reduction in non-critical services to members
- Engagement with third-party suppliers over their readiness for dealing with a Coronavirus pandemic.
We will continue to watch carefully for new developments as the situation unfolds and adapt our policies accordingly.
First published 10 March 2020