Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on health and safety statistics

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the government's response has impacted health and safety statistics published by HSE. The impact has varied across data sources and across the years, including disruption or changes to some data collection as well as introducing challenges in assessing change over time due to discontinuities in the data. While every endeavour has been made during the pandemic to collect and update data on as complete and comparable basis as possible, important differences with earlier years' data remain. These reports consider the impacts of the pandemic on health and safety statistics and the approaches taken to ensure that data quality is maintained in each of the years from 2019/20.

Updated 2022-11-21