Working at Alert Level 3 – A COVID-19 Checklist
As New Zealand prepares to ease the lockdown, enterprises operating under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 need to work out how to do so safely. The core objective of Level 3 is to: enable more enterprises to resume, while protecting the health and safety of workers, and protecting the wider population from transmission and spread of the virus. We have..
A Lockdown Exit Pathway for New Zealand
How will New Zealand exit the current lockdown? It’s now 2 weeks into a nation-wide lockdown to control Covid-19. This unprecedented control of civil liberties has backing across the political spectrum. Overall, the New Zealand response appears to be very well managed. It also comes at huge social and economic cost. At the media briefing on 9 April the..
COVID-19 Economic Recovery
What will the world be like as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides? As we grapple with the impacts of this disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, business managers and policy makers need COVID-19 economic recovery forecast for post-pandemic recovery business planning. Several things are sure: many activities will rebound, some will be permanently changed, and some existing trends will be..
101 of Business Continuity Planning
It’s been a while since SARS and while there have been other potential pandemics since, the COVID-19 outbreak is on a scale that has really shaken many into really thinking about their Business Continuity Planning. Business Continuity Management (BCM) and the related planning (BCP) is fundamentally simple – but depending on the complexity of your business can become involved..
Business Continuity for COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreaks – Planning Scenario and Case Study
Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19 Coronavirus On 24 February the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said there was a very high chance COVID-19 will reach New Zealand. That has now happened with the first case in Auckland in a traveller just returned from Iran. We were fortunate as the person showed obvious symptoms of the disease, and his family did..
Personal reflections on airline pandemic response
The rapidly developing COVID-19 situation and talk of a possible / probable global pandemic, has made me reflect on my prior experience as the Manager of BCP at Air New Zealand back in the 2000’s – a period where, thanks to SARS and Bird Flu, the world learnt first-hand how the rapid rise of mass global travel had changed..
COVID-19 how can we prepare?
Every day we hear more news of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 that has swept through the Hubei Province in China. The news reports seem to offer contrasting views day by day on whether an inflection point has been reached. Meanwhile the death toll keeps climbing. How can we prepare for this disease? The initial response in China to the..
COVID-19 how bad is it?
Is the epidemic accelerating or coming under control in China? At this time, it’s hard to know what the true state of the COVID-19 epidemic is. There are grounds for both optimism and pessimism. The raw data shows the number of confirmed cases increasing day-by day. However, the number of confirmed cases is just the tip of the iceberg...