RIDDOR – reporting of COVID-19

As an increasing number of businesses ramp up their return to work programmes, it’s important to understand the recently introduced RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) requirements for reporting of COVID-19.


These state that you must only make a report under RIDDOR 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.

Please ensure that you continue to notify us of any RIDDOR reports as soon as possible so that these can be reported to your insurers in accordance with policy conditions.

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