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COVID-19 Queries

Below you will find answers to a number of COVID-19 related questions recently posed to the BFFF.

The BFFF team are actively seeking information from both government and non-government sources to assist members with their queries and concerns so please bear with us whilst we attempt to get responses for you. Once available, questions and their responses will be uploaded into this area for all to view. Please ensure you check back regularly for any updates.

 

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Is contracting Covid-19 at work RIDDOR Reportable?

If an employee contracts Covid-19 at work would this be RIDDOR Reportable?

In general the answer is No unless the following circumstances prevail:

  1. 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. (An example would be an incident in a laboratory exposing an employee to the virus).
  2. 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. (An example would be where evidence is available to show that the exposure was solely from the workplace – this would be very difficult to prove).