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Impact of Long COVID on workers and workplaces


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Long COVID can have a significantly negative impact on workers and workplaces. Difficulty in breathing, fatigue, headaches and problems with memory and concentration are all symptoms which can last for weeks or even months. Employers face challenges when key workers have difficulty to fully return to their jobs due to Long COVID symptoms, and possible changes to work arrangements could be needed.

This discussion paper outlines challenges for preventing and managing related occupational safety and health risks due to Long COVID. It also explores measures that can be taken at the policy, research, and implementation level to reduce the impact of Long COVID and to protect against future pandemics.

Read the discussion paper Impact of long COVID on workers and workplaces and the role of OSH

Check out further resources in our thematic section Healthy Workplaces Stop the Pandemic