Data and COVID-19

We have published information on how we're using data to inform the response to COVID-19. You can also read our blog post from March 2020 about the power of data in a pandemic.

As the health and social care system continues to face significant pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHSX and NHS Digital have taken the decision to extend the compliance deadline for the national data opt-out to 31 March 2021.

In addition, we've produced specific information governance (IG) guidance for COVID-19, including an example supplementary privacy notice to cover the COVID-19 emergency period. You can find this and other guidance relating to IG on our IG pages.

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