Employers will no longer be told about their workers Covid-19 test results.
Yesterday, the HSE confirmed the issue had been taking place in some 'exceptional' circumstances in large employments where tests were carried on staff.
However, the HSE now says the practice is being suspended as it seeks advice on the matter from the data protection commissioner.
The death toll from the virus now stands at 1,561, and there are 24,251 confirmed cases.
Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says it's important people's privacy's protected