Publication of UK HSE guidance for divers and AMEDS on medical fitness and medical examination of divers during the COVID-19 outbreak

On 23 March 2020 the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a statement which temporarily changed the validity period of Certificates of Medical Fitness to Dive issued in the United Kingdom. The attached HSE document entitled, Medical fitness and assessment of commercial divers during the COVID-19 outbreak updates the guidance in that statement.

Further UK HSE advice on the medical assessment of commercial divers is set out in a second attached HSE document entitled, Medical assessment of commercial divers during the COVID-19 outbreak – Guidance for AMEDs, divers and employers.