COronaVIrus Disease (COVID-19) Information

Godfrey Boyd | March 13, 2020

The COrona VIrus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) has just been declared a pandemic and, with all Australian business beginning to feel the effects there is a need for all executives to ask – have we done enough to prepare our organisations for the coming crisis. All senior Health Professionals agree that COVID-19 is around for months – so the need for a sound response is going to be an ongoing concern.

Organisations have been enacting their business continuity plans – with some already finding fault when trialling aspects of their response.

The question all executives need to be asking yourselves is are you that business? The one that fails to meet its business continuity standard endangering reputation, market position and customer engagement in a period of community and financial instability.

Capability, with 25 years’ experience working with leadership across Australian executive and boards can build that confidence. Deploying a team of specialists to cover all the operational, legal, and technical elements of your organisations COVID-19 response. Providing assurance, spotting and resolving gaps and building certainty within your organisation and stakeholders.


Useful Information

Health Guidance

Health Alert, Department of Health, Australian Government

Travel Advice, Smart Traveller,  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19, World Health Organisation (WHO)


The Data

Coronavirus at a glance, including age profile and source of infection, Department of Health

COVID-19 Global Cases, Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

COVID-19 Data Pack, David McCandles

Total confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 per million people, Our World in Data by Roser, Ritchie and Ortiz-Ospina

Global Top 10 Causes of Death, World Health Organization, 2016

Australia's Leading Cause of Death, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2009 - 2018

US Deaths and Mortality, Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2017


Corporate Guidance

How should your board respond to COVID-19, Australian Institute of Company Directors

COVID-19 Implications for business, McKinsey and Company

COVID-19's Impact on Workforce, World Economic Forum



Decoding COVD-19, SMCP

Visualising what COVD-19 does to your body, Nick Routley

Germany's Immunity Certificates, Business Insider Australia

The Geography of America’s Senior Population, Jenna Ross, 3 April 2020

The lockdown effect, How coronavirus lockdowns emptied our cities, ABC News