What health and social services can do

  • Foresee and plan for potential pressures on infrastructure
  • Ensure coordination among authorities and with providers of care
  • Ensure continuous service delivery
  • Reach out to and take care of particularly vulnerable populations
  • Ensure that enough heated shelter is available if needed
  • Offer vaccination
  • Ensure that trained health professionals are available
  • Provide information and phone helplines for the public and vulnerable groups
  • Coordinate with local communities and social services
  • Monitor and carry out surveillance of health effects