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COVID-19 Privacy notice supplementary information


COVID-19 Privacy notice supplementary information

Public Health Scotland is supporting the Scottish Government, NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) and NHSScotland Health Boards in the response to COVID-19. To find out how data is being used during the COVID-19 response, please read the following:

Information for the public on COVID-19 can be found on NHS Inform. NHS Inform includes a link to enable people to obtain a self-isolation note for employment and statutory sick pay purposes.

In collaborating with our partners to deliver an effective COVID-19 response, we recognise that the duty to share information can be as important as the duty to protect confidentiality. Therefore, data controllers within NHSScotland have agreed on an intra-NHS Scotland Information Sharing Accord.

Our processing of personal data in relation to COVID-19 is lawful because:

Your data protection and rights in relation to COVID-19 personal data held by Public Health Scotland remain unaffected and may be exercised through the process detailed in our Privacy Notice. However, due to the efforts by our staff in responding to the COVID-19 effort, we kindly ask for your understanding if our response times are slower than normal.