Documentary analysis of HSE COVID-19 outbreak investigations
Essential work continued throughout the pandemic and reducing transmission of the virus in the workplace was a primary concern for the government in the UK. Occupations providing essential services remained open during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Essential sectors, such as healthcare, education and food production placed employees at greater risk of exposure totheSARS-CoV-2 virus and understanding mitigation of transmission was a priority.
Researchers on Theme 1 of the PROTECT NCS report the findings from a preliminary qualitative analysis of the investigation records into COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in the UK.