[Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions aimed at workplaces in controlling the spread of COVID-19]

Balboa Beltrán E, Triñanes Pego Y, Faraldo Vallés MJ, Mejuto Martí T
Record ID 32018002661
Original Title: Efectividad de las medidas no farmacológicas dirigidas a los lugares de trabajo en el control de la diseminación de la COVID-19
Authors' objectives: Intervention to be evaluated: Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) related to non-healthcare workplaces. Different measures aimed at reducing the risk of transmission in the workplace and in the community. Interventions range from closing workplaces (the most extreme measure) to the introduction of remote working , and measures to make working hours or shifts more flexible for employees. Measures aimed at public events of a professional nature are also considered under this heading.
Authors' results and conclusions: The analysed articles indicate that workplace measures could have reduced the number of COVID-19 cases during the first wave. Only one article analyses the impact on the following waves and its results, although to a lesser extent, are in the same direction as in the first wave. Final conclusion: The evidence suggests the effectiveness of workplace measures in controlling the pandemic during the first wave. Evidence from workplace studies in subsequent waves of the pandemic needs to be analysed in order to understand the effectiveness of the measure in contexts other than the general confinements of the first wave, and where individual protection measures were more established.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2022
URL for published report: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11940/16881
English language abstract: There is no English language summary available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Pandemics
  • Workplace
  • Primary Prevention
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19
  • non-pharmacological measures
Organisation Name: Scientific Advice Unit, avalia-t; The Galician Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS)
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