Why we need an NHS “COVID-19 Risk Calculator” – A CASS Policy Paper

How aware are you of your COVID-19 risk? How aware is your employer? As lockdown starts to lift and employees begin to go back to work, many are fearful about their own safety yet unsure of their personal risk. Available information from the NHS is vague.

This policy paper highlights the need for an NHS COVID-19 Risk Calculator to inform employee/employer back-to-work negotiations. Its main purpose is to recognise that the virus affects individuals differently, and that return-to-work policies therefore need to be personalised for different risk profiles. The NHS Calculator would also act as a central link for additional resources. Trust in government will only be possible through transparency of information about individualised COVID-19 risk factors.

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