ANNA Frances (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please disclose where the UK public may access the scientific isolation proof and the link to that specific document of the Covid19 virus.
Yours faithfully,

ANNA Frances

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Ms Frances,

Thank you for your email.

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Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

Our ref: DE-1314378
 
Dear Ms Frances,
 
Thank you for your correspondence of 14 March about COVID-19. I have been
asked to reply.

The Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded information such
as paper or electronic archive material.  As your correspondence asked for
general information, rather than requesting recorded information or
documentation, it did not fall under the provisions of the Act.

As scientific studies have shown, COVID-19 is an incredibly dangerous
virus, especially to
the elderly and at-risk groups. The UK Government does not manipulate
scientific data
and the Department is committed to the open sharing of the scientific
advice that guides its response
to COVID-19 where possible.

Due to the exceptional nature and impact of the pandemic, the approach to
releasing
evidence from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has
changed
significantly from previous emergencies, where papers and minutes were
released only at
the resolution of the situation. In recognition of the need for the public
to see the current
scientific advice, the Department has already released many of the
documents discussed at SAGE
and its sub-committees since the outbreak began. More are being released
on a weekly
basis and can be found at [1]www.gov.uk by searching for ‘Scientific
Advisory Group for
Emergencies COVID-19 response’.

You may be interested to know that the Government has launched a COVID-19
‘hub’,
which can be found at [2]www.gov.uk/coronavirus and is regularly updated.
The hub offers all
the Government’s latest advice and guidance, a link to the NHS website, a
portal for those
offering assistance, a tracking service displaying the latest information
on cases in the UK,
and an email alert service so people can stay up to date with all the
latest measures.

I hope this reply is helpful.

Yours sincerely,
 
Anthony Moses
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care
 

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