Who are the health care workers (HCWs) and non-HCWs?

HCWs and non-HCWs refer to any of the following, based on the IRR of RA No. 11712:
1. All public and private medical, allied medical, administrative, technical, support and other necessary personnel employed by and assigned in hospitals, health facilities, laboratories, medical or temporary treatment and monitoring facilities, or vaccination sites, including those who are involved in COVID-19 response to mitigate transmission and further loss of lives in line with government’s NAP Against COVID-19 PDITR+ strategies;
2. Outsourced personnel hired under institutional or individual contract of service or job order basis who are similarly exposed to COVID-19, or other threats in times of public health emergencies, are included as non-HCWs.
3. Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) who are part of the DOH National BHW registry system assigned in health facilities, including swabbing and vaccination sites, and those administering medical assistance, as well as those assigned in barangay health emergency response teams (BHERTs) or their successor entities, are included as HCWs.