After a long struggle to find the right way to deal with the exploding infection figures, the Bundesrat (upper house of the German parliament) approved the law to amend the Infection Protection Act and other laws on the occasion of the repeal of the determination of the epidemic situation of national significance on 19.11.2021. This means that the draft law, which was already passed by the Bundestag on Nov. 18, 2021, can enter into force promptly.
In addition to far-reaching restrictions in public life, the focus will again be on occupational infection control.
Recently, the Corona traffic light has been on red throughout Bavaria, bringing with it stricter regulations for infection control. The regulations applicable to each stage were not adjusted again to the worsening infection situation in the Free State until 05.11.2021 with the Ordinance Amending the Fourteenth Bavarian Infection Control Measures Ordinance.
von Das Team der aigner business solutions GmbH
With the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance (Corona-ArbSchV), the legislator has imposed an obligation on employers to offer employees a Corona self- or rapid test at least twice per calendar week (§ 5 para. 1 Corona-ArbSchV). This measure was intended to contain the spread of Corona infection, particularly in the workplace context.
The first impression counts, and this is especially true for visitors to your company. You can score points here with a professional visitor process. In the following, you will find out how to comply with data protection requirements but still meet requirements from the various areas.
On Tuesday morning yesterday, the federal government, the Robert Koch Institute and the companies involved officially presented the federal government’s corona warning app. At the same time, they called for widespread use of the app. With the help of the Corona app, chains of infection should be made easier to understand. The general GDPR conformity of the app has already been confirmed by the managing director of TÜV Informationstechnik.
After the official presentation, many employers now face the question of whether the installation of the Corona app is permissible on employees’ private and company cell phones.
Data protection and infection control measures are not mutually exclusive, state the German data protection supervisory authorities together. Many employers and employees are now faced with new questions. To what extent and under what circumstances may or must health data be exchanged at all?