Everything employers should know about contact tracing

Webber Wentzel partners Nozipho Mngomezulu and Peter Greal have created an infographic about the dos and don'ts of contact tracing.

In developing and implementing their return to work strategies, employers must comply with certain legal obligations towards their employees. This includes undertaking contact tracing and submitting to government the data of, firstly, employees who have tested positive for Covid-19, and, secondly, any other persons whom they may have exposed to the virus. Sector-specific health protocols also exist and must be complied with, when applicable. 

??In complying with these obligations, employers must also be mindful that they do not unlawfully infringe on the employees' constitutionally entrenched right to privacy and should ensure that procedures implemented comply with the relevant data protection and surveillance laws. This infographic illustrates the issues which employers ought to bear in mind when undertaking any contact tracing, particularly with regard to the collection and processing of personal data.

Webber Wentzel partners Nozipho Mngomezulu and Peter Greal have put together an infographic about the dos and don’ts for contact tracing by employers. It’s a guide that illustrates the issues that employers ought to bear in mind when undertaking any contact tracing, particularly relating to collecting and processing personal data.