Factsheet for case PT-2020-4/532 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 25 January 2020|
|Type||Non-binding recommendations or other texts|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Author||Heloisa Perista and Maria da Paz Campos Lima (CESIS) and Eurofound|
|Case created||13 April 2020 (updated 04 May 2020)|
Within the scope of the infection by the new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV or nCoV), and in order to minimise the risks of transmission of this infection, the Guidelines 002/2020 of 25 January, updated on 10 February 2020, and 003/2020 of 30 January were issued by the General-Directorate of Health. These are addressed to health professionals, notably aiming at promoting their occupational health and safety. These guidelines may be updated at any time and complementary specific orientations will be issued. The situations not foreseen in these guidelines should be assessed case by case.
In order to minimise the risks of transmission of infection, the General-Directorate of Health issued guidelines addressed to health professionals, notably aiming at promoting their occupational health and safety.
These guidelines define procedures in this domain regarding: - how to deal with a case suspect of infection; - how to implement measures of prevention and control of infection when dealing with patients with a confirmation of infection; - how to prevent and control infection in health services, hospitals in particular; - the type and characteristics of individual protective equipment to be used according to the level of care to be provided; - the disinfection of materials and equipments; - environment control; - safe clothes handling; - safe waste collection.
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q86 Human health activities|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Health associate professionals|
Eurofound (2020), Occupational health and safety promotion - Health professionals, case PT-2020-4/532 (measures in Portugal), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.