Privacy notice - coronavirus lateral flow testing

How we are using your personal information

To support the Covid-19 lateral flow testing, North Somerset Council are managing the bookings for the NHS testing roll-out.

In order to do this, we are asking for you to provide us with your

  • name
  • e-mail address
  • mobile telephone number
  • confirmation that you are 16 years of age or over
  • confirmation that you are not experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus. 

We will then ask when are where you would like to take the test.

NHS Test and Trace will be separately capturing personal information for the test analysis. 

How long we keep your data

The information captured by North Somerset Council is purely for the booking of appointments and will not be shared with anyone. Your information will be retained on North Somerset Council’s UK-based server for a period of six months, so we can resolve any queries with the NHS testing. After this time, it will be securely destroyed.

Your consent and rights

You will have already provided your consent to take the test. We are not asking for your consent to  provide us with the information to make a booking, as we consider it to be in our legitimate interests to process this information.

We also need this information in order to manage the booking process. If you do not provide this information, we will be unable to book a test appointment for you, and therefore you will be unable to take the test.

You have the right to see the information that is held about you, as well as the right to object to us holding it and/or sharing it. This would mean, however, that we would be unable to advise you of any additional support we could provide. 

To see this, or any other information we hold about you, please contact the council’s Data Protection Officer.