According to scientists, a human flu
pandemic is inevitable and when one occurs, it will be very likely to reach the UK.
Therefore, the Government is advising that organisations, including those in the
public sector at local level, should prepare themselves as soon as possible so that
plans can be activated when a pandemic arrives.
The DfES has produced guidance on
planning for a flu pandemic, in consultation with other Government departments and
other bodies as part of a coordinated Government strategy. There are full and summary
versions of the guidance for early years settings, childcare providers including
childminders, schools, other children's services, local authorities, HE colleges
and FE institutions.