ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus) - Version 3.0
FAQ - Key provisions of international labour standards relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, and guidance from the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations
(13 April 2021 - Version 3.0)
This note contains a compilation of answers to most frequently asked questions related to international labour standards and COVID-19. It has been updated in light of developments of relevance to the world of work that have taken place since its last publication in May 2020. It also highlights the latest guidance provided by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations in the context of the pandemic and recovery. It does not provide a comprehensive review of possible legal and policy measures. For the ILO’s assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on the world of work and suggested range of policy options, see COVID-19 and the world of work, which includes global impact and policy recommendations.