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Below you will find our guide on best practices companies should deploy to help their employees.

A message for struggling SMEs

'Even though fear is infectious, so too is courage'

Neil McDonnell

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Irish businesses are in a much better position to counter the outbreak of an influenza epidemic than they were in the past, as they are less dependent on centralised facilities and can allow more people to work from home. However, many businesses conduct their affairs on a person-to-person basis, where it is more difficult to mitigate the risks of contamination. All business owners are now in a position to adopt basic levels of precaution ahead of Coronavirus entering the Irish population.

ISME has a specific page for members with updated information and templates from our support team here

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ISME recommends that an appropriate person is designated within the company to develop a contingency plan to ensure that there is no delay in implementing agreed actions when required.

Remember, there is no way to predict what will happen with Coronavirus, however with the right planning you can limit the amount of impact to your company, employees and customers.

For more support contact ISME Members Services on 01-6622755