The Working Group of the Section developed a statement on COVID-19 as occupational disease because there is a strong need to prepare the criteria to recognize COVID due to the working environment. We set minimum criteria to recognize COVID-19 as occupational disease which should be equal for any profession where the exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 at work is proven to cause the COVID-19 disease.
Eurostat report on the legal status of COVID-19 as an accident at work and/or an occupational disease at national level, following an EU-wide survey launched in November 2020. The occupational risk related to COVID-19 has been considered in all EU Member States.
The report is avaible at the following address: