An employee has contracted Covid-19. Are we required to report this to the enforcing authority?
Where an employee is confirmed through testing as having contracted Covid-19, this will only be reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) in the following circumstances.
An accident or incident at work has, or could have, led to the release or escape of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with a possible or actual exposure to the virus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence.
A person at work (a worker) has been diagnosed as having Covid-19 attributed to an occupational exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a case of disease.
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