The purpose of this publication is to provide:
1. An overview of the public health and socioeconomic implications of the pandemic;
2. Mitigation and adaptation recommendations for sustaining parliamentary functions during the pandemic; and
3. A reflection on the important role of parliament and parliamentarians during a health crisis.
This publication is not a complete overview of the current situation or potential actions. Rather, it is intended as a tool for dialogue within parliaments and to assist in the establishment of corresponding preparedness and response plans.