Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information

Department Of Health

June 12
13:57 2020


Sets out how an individuals personal data is collected and used when participating in the testing programme, as well as further information about the programme itself.

Published 17 April 2020
Last updated 12 June 2020 +show all updates
  1. Updated privacy notice and quick read to say that if you test positive, you may be contacted by text message to see whether you wish to donate blood plasma, as part of the potential treatment for coronavirus. Updated the Department of Health and Social Care's data protection officer to Ian Stone.

  2. Both attachments have been updated in the following ways: eligibility criteria has been amended, how to get test results without a valid email or mobile number has been added, detail has been added to the explanation of who gives data to who and a greater emphasis has been placed on informing employers of positive test results.

  3. Added quick read version of the privacy information.

  4. Privacy notice updated to reflect latest testing information.

  5. First published.

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