Police in UK given details of people told to self-isolate by Test and Trace

Police in the UK have been granted access to details of people told to self-isolate by the Test and Trace system.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed it had “agreed on a memorandum of understanding with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC)” to provide forces with the information on a “case-by-case basis”.

In a statement, the DHSC said, quote: “It is a legal requirement for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts to self-isolate when formally notified to do so. The DHSC has agreed on a memorandum of understanding with the NPCC to enable police forces to have access on a case-by-case basis to information that enables them to know if a specific individual has been notified to self-isolate.

The memorandum of understanding ensures that information is shared with appropriate safeguards and in accordance with the law. No testing or health data is shared in this process.” A similar scheme was announced by the Spanish Ministry of Health on Friday.

In the Uk at present, anyone who receives a positive result for COVID-19 is currently required to isolate for 10 days after displaying symptoms – or 10 days after receiving their result if asymptomatic- members of the person’s household must also isolate for 14 days.

Police can issue fines starting at £1,000 for first offences, which can scale up to £10,000 for repeat offences and serious breaches of the law.


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