The Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the UK regulator for health, safety and well-being at work has released guidance on the reporting of COVID-19 cases in the workplace.

Employees must make a report under the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) when one of the following circumstances applies:

Note that there is no requirement under RIDDOR 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.

Further details can be found at www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/reportable-incidents.htm