Absenteeism

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1. Absenteeism is when people are absent from work due to an outbreak.

Note: An estimate of workplace absenteeism in a pandemic will range between 30–50 per cent. This includes absenteeism due to illness; the need to stay at home to care for someone who is ill; the need to stay at home to look after children in the event of school closures; fears about being infected at work as well as due to some people fulfilling other roles in the community (volunteering).

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)