The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has issued Business Continuity Readiness Guidelines in the event of a coronavirus outbreak.
According to state-held news agency Wam, the purpose of the guide is to demonstrate precautionary and preventive measures aiming to sustain business continuity.
The document covers Preventive Measures; Preparing and Increasing of Readiness; and Response and Handling of Cases, while planning for business continuity during outbreaks features Leadership; Remote Work Strategy; Staff Distribution; Flexibility of Procedures; Monitoring and Evaluation of Suppliers; and Supply Chain Readiness.
''This Guide is a guiding document to increase the readiness of the organisations in the UAE and maintain the provision of the essential services and products, as well as to reinforce the importance of synergy and sustainable cooperation between all concerned organisations in the UAE,'' a NCEMA spokesperson said.
In case the new COVID19- virus spreads among employees at the workplace, the guide advises precautionary and preventive measures to ensure safety of employees.
The guide can be downloaded at https://www.ncema.gov.ae