Andrea Ward of Squire Patton Boggs writes:
Certain measures that are under consideration to help combat the threat of COVID-19 raise a number of questions about the practical impact of current guidance and efforts to prevent the spread of infection. Clearly, in light of the serious global threat posed by this virus, data protection is not likely to be the primary concern, but we know that businesses are keen to understand (and, where possible, to comply with) their obligations in this context and we are dealing with queries, such as the following:
- Can you ask employees about their travel plans (either before or after a holiday abroad)?
- Can you require employees to undergo a medical examination or submit to tests to check their temperature?
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