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COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch

Database of national-level responses

Eurofound's COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the crisis, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.

Overview of measures by category

Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace

Cases in this category contain examples of emergency legislation, agreements or company practices concerning occupational safety and health (OSH) and worker well-being, particularly for workplaces with significant client contact where social distancing is difficult, such as the care sector, retail or banks. It also includes new work arrangements aimed at limiting the direct face-to-face contacts, in particular through teleworking, but also via new working time arrangements.

Overall, Eurofound has identified 59 measures in 18 countries for this category.

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.