An employee tested positive for corona? Tell your company physician immediately

If you have an employee who has (or may have) contracted COVID-19, you don’t need to wait for contact tracing before you inform your occupational physician. Notify the occupational physician immediately to ensure things don’t get worse.

Who should you notify if an employee is infected?

In the event of a positive corona test, the attending general practitioner passes on the employee's contact details to the government. Then a contact tracing officer will contact the employee to identify the low and high-risk contacts.

If the employee concerned was in the workplace in the days prior to the positive test, the contact tracing officer will inform your company’s occupational physician. The occupational physician then considers if or which measures need to be taken (working from home, testing high-risk contacts, etc.).

But of course there’s no need to wait. The moment you are notified one of your employees is (or may be) infected, contact your occupational physician for advice on the possible measures you can take. Based on a specific risk analysis, he will determine which employees run a high or low risk of contracting the virus. He will also make recommendations to avoid any risk in your business.

What should you do in the event of increased infection rates or cluster contamination within your organisation?

Are there multiple infections among your employees? Consult your occupational physician to take the necessary measures. Examples include compulsory teleworking, placing high-risk contacts in quarantine, or organising tests. In addition, the occupational physician will also ensure the regional health authorities are notified if necessary.

The cost of our services is subject to the applicable statutory pricing system.

For more information: Working safely and healthily in corona times.

Call to action: make sure you can be reached quickly

Our occupational physicians can also be notified at the weekend by the government’s contact tracing team of an infection in your organisation. In order to notify you as soon as possible, it is useful if they have your mobile number, especially for reports on weekends. Therefore, please add your (professional) mobile phone number in MyMensura or contact your file manager.