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Test and Protect – Collection of Customer and Visitor Contact Details: Guidance – April 2021 update

April 23, 2021 by No Comments | Category Uncategorized

Updated multi-sector guidance has been published (20 April) to support businesses and other establishments gather customer and visitor data, to assist with contact tracing as part of NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect system. The guidance is available here.

Burial authorities, cremation authorities and funeral directors continue to be advised to collect Test and Protect details from all funeral attendees.

Resources have been developed to be used by premises to make members of the public aware of their duty to provide contact details, and to make them aware of how their data will be used. A poster and privacy notice have been published as supporting documents to this guidance, and are available under ‘Supporting files’.

With increased numbers permitted at funerals from 26 April, businesses/authorities may wish to consider creating a Check In Scotland QR code poster which may be less intrusive and enable details to be taken quickly. Information about the Check In Scotland App is in the guidance linked above and additional, extended guidance around Check In Scotland is available here: