To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to covid-19 being a notifiable disease, what the limitations are on data sharing with local authorities of the personal information of people who test positive for covid-19.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
17 July 2020
Public Health England is making available to all local authorities in England information on positive tests for COVID-19. This information is being released under a data sharing contract for use in accordance with the COVID-19 purposes specified in the Regulation 3(4) notice issued by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.