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RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

Published on: Apr 07 2020 at 08:43 PM

With regard to RIDDOR and reporting of deaths involving COVID-19, you must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) when:


  • an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence.
  • a worker has been diagnosed as having COVID 19 and there is reasonable evidence that it was caused by exposure at work. This must be reported as a case of disease.
  • a worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus.



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Source: HSE.


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