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    Barry Sankey posted in the group Covid-19 Discussion

    6 months, 3 weeks ago

    For employers – whether Science Park operators, or their tenants – looking to re-start their businesses and bring staff back into the office, there’s guidance published by HMG, but do watch out for the information being captured and retained. It’s all subject to GDPR and data protection, and the ICO have published guidance on the issues to be considered – see their webpage/newsletter:

    https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub/data-protection-and-coronavirus/workplace-testing-guidance-for-employers/

    There are useful links from this webpage to more details on what can, and can’t be done or retained about, for example, the results of Covid-19 testing. Medical health data on employees is highly sensitive information with fair higher duties on the data controller and processor.