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A Positive Covid-19 Test

Can an employer tell colleagues of an employee's positive Covid-19 test? It's one of the most frequently asked questions.


It's essential for employers to fulfill their duty of care to their teams and they may want to contact those who have been in close contact with a colleague who has tested positive for Coronavirus.


The aim of informing others should solely be to help stop the spread and advise them to self isolate, where required.


When discussing a positive test with the team, the identity of the individual should remain confidential at all times. Although it may be possible for someone to guess who the individual is, especially in a small company, naming the person who tested positive would likely result in a breach of data protection.


Unsure how to communicate a positive test amongst your team? or how to best support your team during self isolation? Contact us for friendly,



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