There's a lot of news coverage, information and misinformation out there on COVID-19/Coronavirus and the effects of the global pandemic, including about insurance and risk management. We have a number of good industry resources that have put out updated, factual articles on insurance and business continuity measures that we found useful and worth sharing. So from our business to yours, please find below a summary of what we know, how we are responding as a business and an industry to the impacts of the coronavirus and also some programs available that might be beneficial.
The Bushfires and Natural Hazards CRC (BNHCRC) has released its seasonal outlook for the 2016 Bushfire season, predicting an above average risk of bushfires across much of Victoria and NSW, along with parts of WA and Queensland.
Despite high levels of rainfall over winter and predicted for spring, warmer than usual temperatures mean the risk of bushfire remains high across much of Australia.