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Management information: Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease reports

Made by employers to HSE and Local Authorities since 10 April 2020

Where a worker has been diagnosed as having COVID-19 and there is reasonable evidence to suggest that it was caused by occupational exposure, employers are required to report the case to the relevant enforcing authority under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013(RIDDOR).

Latest published figures up to week ending 17 October show:

Total suspected occupational COVID-19 reports made by employers to the Enforcing Authorities, 12 April to 17 October 2020

Week commencing Number of reports
12 Apr 288
19 Apr 847
26 Apr 1183
03 May 1062
10 May 956
17 May 915
24 May 577
31 May 607
07 Jun 472
14 Jun 374
21 Jun 326
28 Jun 223
05 Jul 121
12 Jul 177
19 Jul 226
26 Jul 140
02 Aug 152
09 Aug 83
16 Aug 185
23 Aug 110
30 Aug 141
06 Sep 373
13 Sep 228
20 Sep 237
27 Sep 304
04 Oct 423
11 Oct 530

Notes

  1. The statutory disease reporting form was changed on 10 April to enable systematic identification of COVID-19 reports. Guidance was also issued on this date around reporting requirements for COVID-19 deaths under RIDDOR. While some COVID reports may have been made prior to 10 April, they will not be consistent with later time periods. Therefore the data considers reports from 10 April onwards only.

Advance notice: next planned update

These numbers will next be updated at 10am on Monday 23 November to cover the period ending 14 November 2020.

Updated 2020-10-23