Here, we are collating a list of relevant infromation and signposting that may be of relevance for any Occupational Health staff within policing. We’ll continue to build the information on this page and hope to update it regularly.
Learning from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
The first item of interest is from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) – The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Pandemic Influenza
Assessing vulnerability to Covid-19 infection
The Government has issued guidance about staying at home and away from other people to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, guidance has been provided for people who are considered to be at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) and for people at moderate risk (clinically vulnerable). Many people remain unsure about whether they should return to work and under what circumstances. Occupational health practitioners may be asked to advise.
ALAMA (Association of Local Authority Medical Advisors) have led the development of a project to find the latest evidence that can be used by occupational health practitioners (doctors or nurses) to carry out individual assessments of risk in order to answer queries about returning to work.