RIDDOR reporting and COVID-19 – HSE update

The HSE has issued the following update that may be of interest:

This guidance is for the person reporting, usually the employer (known as the ‘responsible person’).

Members of the public and non-work-related cases

There is no requirement under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) to report incidents of disease or deaths of members of the public, patients, care home residents or service users from COVID-19.

The reporting requirements relating to cases of, or deaths from, COVID-19 under RIDDOR apply only to occupational exposure, that is, as a result of a person’s work.

What to report

You should only make a report under RIDDOR when one of the following circumstances applies:

There is more information on the main HSE web page:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/riddor/index.htm

 

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