As you will be aware, the Government’s advice is that participation in the Covid-19 contact tracing programme is an important part of its measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the UK.
This firm is committed to supporting the efforts of NHS Test and Trace Service as far as that is consistent with our obligation to keep information belonging to our clients confidential. This means that we will normally never pass on information about you, or the matters on which you have instructed us, without your permission.
A situation may arise in which, for the purpose of contact tracing, we may be asked to provide the NHS Test and Trace Service with your name, address, postcode, telephone number(s) and details of any relevant contact between you and any member of our staff, or visitors to our premises. We will not do so, however, without your consent and you are free to decide whether or not you wish to provide that consent. Your decision will determine whether we can fully assist the NHS Trace and Test Service but will have no impact on the level or quality of service which you can expect to receive from us. The decision to provide consent is entirely a matter for you. We advise you to read the information below and consider the matter carefully before you complete the consent form below.
What information is being requested?
The only information you will be asked to allow us to provide would be your name, address, postcode, contact telephone number(s) and the date and location of the contact with the relevant person.
What will happen to that information?
If you decide to consent, we will pass the information to the NHS for use in their Test and Trace Service. Further details of how it will be used can be found by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works.
For how long will my consent remain active?
We will consider your consent active for no longer than it would be required. For that reason, if we need to pass on the information any later than 21 days after you have provided consent, we will contact you again to ask for your further consent to our passing any information to the NHS Test and Trace Service.
Can the consent be withdrawn?
You can withdraw your consent at any time before we pass on the information. You can do this by contacting us by telephone or in writing at email@example.com to indicate that you no longer consent to the firm sending your contact information to the NHS for the purposes of its Test and Trace Service.
We will notify you and ask whether you wish to confirm your consent/refusal to consent before we respond to a request for information from the NHS Test and Trace Service.
Please complete the short form below and click the submit button.