Coronavirus - Privacy Notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary for us to share information from the Electoral Register, Council Tax, Benefits, Housing and where necessary other departments, where it could help in preventing any risk to the health and safety of our residents, or where the law requires us to pass on information under these special circumstances.

This specific privacy notice explains how Stafford Borough Council will collect, use and protect personal data specifically with regards to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Council already holds data on citizens, employees and stakeholders.  

Where we already hold information regarding vulnerability as defined in the current guidance from the Government, we may share this for emergency planning purposes or to protect your vital interests by sharing with services inside and potentially outside the Council.

We may, in this current crisis, need to ask you for personal data including sensitive personal data that you have not already supplied - for example, your age or if you have any underlying illnesses or are vulnerable.  This is so the Council can assist you and prioritise its services.

If we have information indicating that you are vulnerable in the current pandemic, we may contact you to ensure your safety and to assist you where possible.

We may also use information we have to contact you where it is in the public interest or vital interests to the Borough or its residents.

Please see the associated data protection pages to view the Council’s main Privacy Notices which contain more information on how we collect, use and protect personal data, as well as your rights as a data subject.

Covid-19 At-risk Groups

Personal data is being collected to assess and provide support to residents who are in high-risk categories and would be considered vulnerable in the current situation relating to Coronavirus and self isolation.

What is the legal basis for our use of your personal information?

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The lawful bases we rely on for using your personal information are:

  • GDPR Article 6 (d) we need to protect your vital interests
  • GDPR Article 6 (e) we need it to perform a public task

When we collect data about your health, we also rely on the following lawful bases:

  • GDPR Article 9 (2) (i) we need to collect it for public health
  • GDPR Article 9 (2) (j) we need to analyse your information

For specific enquiries regarding personal data which we process you can contact the Information Manager on email:


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