Council in North Herts says it is ready for any flu pandemic in autumn

North Hertfordshire District Council s plans to help local people through the possible flu pandemic in the autumn are now fully in place. The Council has been giving advice to business on preparedness, in particular the importance of drawing up plans for

North Hertfordshire District Council's plans to help local people through the possible flu pandemic in the autumn are now fully in place.

The Council has been giving advice to business on preparedness, in particular the importance of drawing up plans for keeping local businesses going when a large percentage of staff is absent. It is also preparing to maintain essential public services such as refuse collection, street cleansing and benefit administration.

The Council is promoting hygiene measure for its own visitors and staff and has installed disinfectant dispensers in its offices and facilities.

Cllr F John Smith, Leader of the Council, said, "We have done a lot of work in advising individuals and businesses about how to prepare for an emergency, including epidemics. Our booklet, "Warning and Informing", is available on our website and you can get a hard copy by phoning 01462 474000. Much of that advice can be applied if the swine flu threat becomes serious."


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The Council's website www.north-herts.gov.uk contains useful information and directions as to where to go for advice, with links to government and NHS information.

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