Swine flu: UK planning assumptions
This document contains revised planning assumptions in relation to the current A(H1N1) Swine Flu pandemic. The assumptions are intended to provide a common agreed basis for planning, across all public and private sector organisations. These assumptions are revised, reasonable worst case scenarios for planning purposes, based on the latest scientific evidence available on the A(H1N1) virus so far. They are not predictions of how we expect the virus to behave. They support effective planning for every eventuality. These revised assumptions are appropriate for use until the end of the 2009/10 'seasonal flu' season - i.e. until Mid-May 2010. They supersede the planning assumptions published in July 2009.