For most of last year, the world has been under some form of lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. While most businesses are by now eager to see restrictions lifted, it is important to remain vigilant as restrictions are eased. Even with restrictions being lifted, the questions remain: How should we respond and what role should we play in mitigating and managing the impact of the pandemic?” And, once a decision is taken, how do we respond in such a way that it fosters calmness; encourages solid practices around employee hygiene, protective equipment and behavioural changes; and keep employees and customers happy and the operations running?” Perhaps most importantly, how do we protect employees who are vital to keeping operations running while still adhering to government mandates and health and safety requirements while returning to a new normal.
Whether you are a multinational company or a small business, everyone bears the brunt of an impending disaster. And calamities play no favourites when it comes to disrupting business operations. For this reason, the need for a robust business continuity plan cannot be overemphasised. It serves as a buttress against any disruptive events and helps companies transition through times of crisis such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Our latest guide, Plan4Continuity Supports Business Through The Covid-19 Pandemic, focuses on three crucial points: pre-screening employees and essential visitors, returning to work post-pandemic and QR code integration to streamline tracking, reporting and non-compliance.