Coronavirus: Mining

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on former miners who have underlying health conditions.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England has conducted a review of disparities in risks and outcomes of COVID-19 by various indicators including occupation. No association has been identified with the mining profession. The review did not explore previous occupation among retirees.

The ‘Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19’ report can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-review-of-disparities-in-risks-and-outcomes

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