Data protection law does not stand in the way of providing healthcare and the management of public health issues.
However, any measures taken must be necessary and proportionate. There are important considerations to take into account when handling personal and health data.
Data processing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 must ensure health and personal data are kept secure.
The identity of an affected staff member should not be disclosed. This includes to their colleagues or to third parties. This can only be done where there is a clear justification to do so.
Protecting Personal Data When Working Remotely
Measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 will involve more people working away from their usual office environment.
If you have any queries or concerns in this regard contact your local data protection officer.