Preparing for Omicron | Industry Discussion

Omicron has inevitably made its way into New Zealand communities.

  • There could be widespread transmission as early as the next two weeks.
  • We are likely to see a significant surge in cases from mid February –extending for 8-12 weeks.
  • Vaccinated workers will still contract Omicron, however with lower health impacts (less time off work) and lower transmission rates (fewer close contacts isolating).
  • The impact on a largely vaccinated workforce will be increased absenteeism for front line workers and potential disruption to material and service supply chains as secondary workers also go absent.

Managing the impact of COVID-19 cases at your business
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