Being prepared for a pandemic

Have a plan and be prepared in case you need to stay at home during a pandemic.

Keep at least a week’s supply of food, tissues, and your usual medicines so you don’t need to make trips out in public.

Make sure you have contact details for friends/family/neighbours so you can call them if you need help.

Think about:

  • working from home
  • who could look after your extended family if they don’t live nearby (eg, who could deliver groceries or meals to sick family members)
  • organising child care (eg, if your children need to stay at home and you must go to work).

If you have an existing medical condition:

  • Make sure you don’t run out of regular medications
  • Make sure you take medications for any condition to keep them under good control.

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