Last updated 08.04.2020
Government, the NHS and other organisations will make sure you get vital public health messages via phone, email or text. You don’t need to give them your consent.
You might be asked to give details about sensitive health conditions and recent travel that you think are excessive. Employers and organisations do have an obligation to protect their staff, so in some cases it can be reasonable for them to ask you if you’ve visited a particular country or if you have experienced coronavirus symptoms. But they shouldn’t be asking for more information than is necessary, and if you are concerned speak to the organisation involved. Hospiscare will only ask for information that is necessary to protect our patients and staff members.
If you’ve made a Freedom of Information request or a subject access request (SAR) from Hospiscare, you should expect delays in response. That’s because we may be diverting our resources to help with other challenges.
Information about data protection and Covid-19 adapted from the Information Commissioner's Office website.