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Antibody testing privacy notice

We use the information we collect about you for the purpose of arranging antibody testing for COVID-19. These tests are currently for Hywel Dda University Health Board and Primary Care employees but will be rolled out to other sectors in due course.

Existing law, which allows personal information to be used and shared appropriately and lawfully in a public health emergency, is being used during this outbreak. Data Protection processes are in place to enable us to provide the right information to the right organisations in order to ensure appropriate services can be put in place as this outbreak develops. We will ensure that any information collected, used or shared is treated with the appropriate safeguards, and subject to strict controls that meet the requirements of the Data Protection Legislation.

This notice describes how Hywel Dda University Health Board may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notices which are available here.

The lawful bases for the processing of this information are:

  • GDPR Article 6(1)(e) – the processing is necessary for the performance of its official tasks carried out in the public interest in providing and managing a health service
  • GDPR Article 9(2)(i) – the processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health
  • Data Protection Act 2018 – Schedule 1, Part 1, (2) (2) (f) – health or social care purposes

 

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