Contact case or case of covid19 within my company
Contact case or case of covid19 within my companyLast update: 03/09/2021
During this period of return from vacation, the Prince’s Government encourages workers returning from a stay abroad to get tested.
You can contact the national screening center on 92 05 55 00.
Symptoms that are suggestive of the disease (loss of taste, of smell) may also be justification for the employee to return home immediately and observe the enhanced barrier measures. The Office of Occupational Medicine should also be contacted.
For other symptoms, the employee may be advised to consult a local doctor.
Definition of enhanced barrier measures:
- Wearing a mask at all times
- Strict hand hygiene
- Not sharing work tools (such as computers, telephones, tools, personal protective equipment, etc.)
- No breaks or meals to be taken together
You should contact the Office of Occupational Medicine on 220.127.116.11 and/or by filling out a secured form to inform them of the COVID+/highly probable case, give them the contact details of the person involved (surname, first name, date of birth, mobile phone number, email address, CCSS or SPME social insurance number) and draw up a list of persons with whom the employee has been in contact with this same information (last name, first name, date of birth, mobile phone number , email address, CCSS or SPME social insurance number)
An epidemiological investigation can then begin for the occupational doctor.
When a case of COVID-19 is confirmed (positive PCR test) or highly likely within a business, (i.e. presenting symptoms suggestive of loss of taste and smell), the employer must follow the following procedure :
- If the employee is present in the workplace, the employer should ask him/her to return home immediately and must comply with increased barrier measures with regard to the people in his/her immediate environment
- The employer must inform the Office of Occupational Medicine promptly by telephone on 18.104.22.168 (on weekdays) and/or by filling out a secured form
- The occupational physician will send the employer the required protocol for drawing up a list of contact persons at the employer's premises: the employer must inform the occupational physician promptly of the contact details of the persons who are potentially affected
- The employer must ask the persons he identifies as high-risk contacts to return home and to comply with the increased barrier measures with regard to people in their immediate environment
- The occupational physician will carry out an epidemiological investigation in association with the employer and, where appropriate, in conjunction with the Department of Health Affairs public health inspector, as concerns civil service departments, or the school doctor, for schools in the Principality
- The occupational physician will prescribe PCR tests for the persons identified as contact cases and will send them the prescription by email with the appropriate health instructions. He or she can also issue a certificate of cessation of work to high-risk contact persons, if teleworking is not possible. The PCR test is carried out 5 to 7 days after the last contact with the employee who tested positive. The result is given to the prescribing occupational physician
- The Department of Health Affairs organises the PCR tests
- High-risk contact persons should remain at home while awaiting the result of their PCR test; low-risk persons can go to work with increased barrier measure
An employer may not ask to be informed of the test result, which is a matter of medical confidentiality, in order to accept the employee's return to work. Nor is it permitted to have tests carried out to determine whether employees are COVID-19 positive (advice from the CCIN, May 2020).
An employer cannot ask to receive the results of the PCR tests of his or her employees. The employer can contact the office of occupational medicine (OMT) to obtain confirmation of the possible response of the work of its employees following the epidemiological investigation carried out.