ICO advice if you conduct COVID status checks

Some organisations are conducting COVID status checks on staff who need to work from an office, and more may need to consider this if the COVID restrictions are eased on 26th January.

We also know that some of you are starting to plan for in-person events later this year, and this may be of interest for you too.

The ICO has issued data protection guidance on how to look after people’s personal data when you complete COVID status checks. It is clear and helpful, and so we encourage you to take a look at https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub/advice-for-nightclub-businesses-and-organisers-of-large-events/.

Don’t forget to update your Privacy Notice and policies, and to properly train staff and volunteers. If we can help, just contact us.