Responding to the potential business impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 can cause potentially significant people, social and economic implications for organisations. This page provides information on how you can prepare your organisation and respond.

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The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization, causing huge impact on people's lives, families and communities.

As the international response continues to develop, we know that organisations are facing several potentially significant challenges to which they need to respond rapidly. We are working closely with organisations globally to help them in preparing and responding, sharing our experience having worked with companies, governments, regulators, NGOs and international organisations around the world to respond to some of the most high profile outbreaks (including Ebola, MERS, SARS and bird flu).

Our global crisis centre is currently working with a range of organisations across industries. Key concerns that are emerging include:


Implications for your organisation?

Our PwC Crisis and Resilience teams across the network are experienced in working with companies, governments, regulators, NGOs and international organisations around the world, helping them to prepare for and respond to some of the most high profile pandemics, including Ebola, MERS, SARS, H1N1 (swine flu) and H5N1 (bird flu). Key areas that we provide support include:  

  • Developing and assessing crisis and response plans

  • Designing and implementing timely and targeted communications 

  • Managing, collecting and identifying patient treatment data

Get in touch if you would like to discuss the implications for your organisation. 

Contact us

Thomas Leung

Managing Partner, Markets, PwC China

Peter Ng

Managing Partner, Tax, PwC China

Kristin Rivera

Global Forensics Leader, Global Crisis Centre Leader, Partner, PwC United States

Suwei Jiang

Partner, China Business Group, PwC United Kingdom

Melanie Butler

Partner, UK Territory Crisis Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Umang Paw

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Contact PwC's Global Crisis Centre.

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