The General Director of Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo Aburtoannounced the relaunch of the Covid-19 permit, which they called Covid-19 3.0 permit, this in order to benefit the eligible workers and in the face of the increase in coronavirus infections and the risk that the Omicron variant means.
The Covid Permit is a temporary disability procedure and this new modality will allow the automation of said process through the application IMSS Digital and the Social Security website.
This online procedure is more flexible and is no longer subject to the epidemiological traffic light and without the need to visit the IMSS medical services, reported Robledo Aburto.
The duration of the disability leave, for people who request it, is up to 7 days for beneficiaries with symptoms and 5 days for asymptomatic people who have a positive coronavirus test.
“The worker is protected, processing times are reduced, chains of contagion are broken and most importantly, we will continue to show that we trust the word of our right holders,” said Zoé Robledo in a video posted on her Twitter account.
Given the recent increase in infections, we announce the relaunch of the Covid 3.0 Permit.
A more flexible online procedure for temporary disability: no longer subject to the epidemiological traffic light and without the need to visit the medical services of @Your_IMSS. How to process it? pic.twitter.com/t1v9l8ho0W
– Zoé Robledo (@zoerobledo)
January 11, 2022
He assured that since the implementation of the Covid-19 Permit, transfers have been reduced and the collection of disability and subsidies for this concept was facilitated, “they were deposited directly into the bank account of the interested parties and those who carried out their procedures,” and added that with The online permit, as of December 31, 2021, close to 200,000 Covid-19 permits were granted in the IMSS, which is equivalent to 352 million pesos in subsidies.
How to carry out the Covid-19 Permit procedure?
To process the Covid-19 3.0 Permit, you must:
- Enter the page imss.gob.mx/covid-19/permiso, or the IMSS Digital application and click on Enter Covid-19 Permit.
- Capture the Unique Population Registry Code (CURP) and the Postal Code of the applicant, and then press “Start”.
- Answer the questionnaires about symptoms, status of vaccination and pre-existing conditions.
- Enter additional information such as the telephone number of a contact.
- Indicate if there is any proof of respiratory disease (which, this time, will not be a condition for granting permission).
- Provide a email Y CLABE interbank to receive the corresponding payment.
After the permit is authorized, the beneficiary will only have to notify his work center to justify the absence.
As of this Tuesday, Mexico has an estimated 157,385 active cases of Covid-19 and a cumulative number of positive cases of the disease of 4 million 369,931 and 300,412 deaths. On the other hand, the occupancy of general beds is at 21% and the occupancy of beds with a fan is at 14 percent.
This morning, during the presidential press conference, the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, indicated that the Omicron variant is already becoming the predominant variant in Mexico, as well as in other parts of the world.
He said that the expression of the disease by Omicron is more similar to the common cold, “it is a disease in which upper respiratory affection predominates, but with less probability of affection to the lungs”, he said.