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Infectious diseases

Stephen SimpsonEditor's message: As the world now knows from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, infectious diseases can emerge and spread quickly as a result of global travel and other interconnections.

Workplaces can be incubators for disease, particularly if hygiene and infection control is poor, or if employees go to work when they are unwell.

Infectious diseases in the general population threaten the workplace and, without effective policies to prevent their spread or to respond to an outbreak, your organisation’s productivity and business continuity are at risk.

Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor

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