HSA COVID-19 Legionella Information

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Control of Legionella Bacteria During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

This advice is aimed as employers or those in control of places of work. It highlights the requirement to continue managing Legionella control to avoid the potential for  Legionnaires’ disease. This disease can be fatal and hospitalization is generally required to treat symptoms. With the health service currently dealing with a public health emergency, it is vital that employers take appropriate action to maintain and operate their water systems especially wet cooling systems, so far as reasonably practicable, during this public health emergency.

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Technical Bulletin Issue 3

In this bulletin we look at the impact of the pandemic on Legionella Control with a focus on Healthcare and Education. We evaluate the variations between data recorded in 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as examining the factors involved.