|Coronavirus – or COVID-19 – has been declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Public Emergency of International Concern. Though there have only been a limited number of cases in Australia so far, as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and develop, it seems increasingly likely that it will begin to affect almost all industries, including the wall and ceiling industry.
AWCI believes that the best way to handle these kinds of situations is to be as prepared as possible and to take necessary precautions. As a rule of thumb, businesses who are over-prepared for crisis scenarios fare better than businesses who are under-prepared – or worse yet, not prepared at all.
The extent to which COVID-19 will spread is unpredictable, as are the potential ramifications and outcomes on a global level. However, the precautions that can be taken now to protect your business from the effects of coronavirus will also be relevant and helpful during the upcoming flu and cold season.
Currently in Australia, the people who are most at risk of contracting coronavirus are those who have recently been to mainland China or Iran, or who have been in close contact with someone who is confirmed to have coronavirus.