Coronavirus update: Supporting NHS Test and Trace

Coronavirus update: Supporting NHS Test and Trace

It has been great to see more and more people coming back to worship in person at our evening services. Your safety and the safety of those you meet outside of church is a top priority. We are therefore participating in the NHS Test and Trace scheme, and ask for your collaboration in this. A list of attendees is kept for 21 days and then shredded. For any who have concerns about this, we publish the following notice.

St Mary’s Iffley: COVID-19 Information Privacy Notice

During the Covid-19 pandemic crisis the Government has requested places of worship to collect contact information for all visitors in support of NHS Test and Trace.  

1. Who we are

The Parochial Church Council of St Mary’s Iffley (PCC) is the body legally responsible for collection and use of your personal data (the data controller).

2. Why this information is being collected

This information is being collected specifically in relation to COVID-19 contact tracing under NHS Test and Trace.  For more information about Test and Trace, and how they will use your personal details, please see the Government guidance website:

This is voluntary, and you don’t have to provide your details.  If you do, they will be used only for the purpose of sharing them with NHS Test and Trace.

3. Consent

We need your informed consent in order to collect your name and telephone number and share this with NHS Test and Trace if requested.  You give consent by providing your contact details to be recorded by the welcomer when you enter the church for a service.  This note is to help you to decide whether to provide this information.

You can withdraw your consent at any time after giving your details, unless and until we have given your details to NHS Test and Trace, by letting us know you no longer want us to keep or share your personal data for this purpose.

4. Sharing your data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with NHS Test and Trace if requested by them.

5. Data Retention

We will securely store the personal data collected for NHS Test and Trace purposes for a maximum of 21 days and will dispose of it safely after this period.

6. Your Legal Rights

The main rights you have with respect to your personal data collected for NHS Test and Trace are: –

  • The right to be informed about any data we hold about you;
  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which we hold about you;
  • The right to withdraw your consent at any time, while the PCC still has your data;
  • The right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased after 21 days from the date of collection if there has been no request for it from NHS Test and Trace.

7. Complaints and queries

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the Parish Secretary at

If you wish to make a complaint about how your data was collected or used (other than being provided to NHS Test and Trace when requested, which we are required to do), please contact

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office. You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or online: or