Fedris has clarified the occupational categories for which there is an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 contamination. This allows the criteria for recognition as an occupational disease to be adjusted.
Thus, in addition to the other professional categories, the following are explicitly mentioned:
- staff in triage centres,
- personnel performing examinations or taking clinical samples,
- the lab assistants,
- the staff of rest homes and nursing homes,
- staff in residential facilities,
- for sick and disabled people.
As regards proof of infection, in exceptional and serious cases, the Fedris doctor may approve the diagnosis on the basis of evidence other than a reliable laboratory test, such as an evocative clinical presentation and a compatible chest CT for example.