Fines Related to Covid-19

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Dear Keble College, Oxford,

I am requesting:
1) The total number of fines issued related to restrictions put in place due to Covid-19 (e.g. students exceeding household sizes, lack of social distancing, failing to wear a mask etc.) since 1 October 2020;
2) The number of fines broken down by size and type (e.g. suspended, part-suspended, or levied) as well as the total value of these fines;
3) Have any other forms of disciplinary action been taken (e.g. any form of community service, or warning letters being issued)?
4) How many students have been sent down* for Covid-19 related offences during this time period (*this includes any variation of rusticating, temporarily suspended, being asked to leave college accommodation or any other meaning of 'sent down')?
5) How much did the college earn through decanal fines in the same time period, last year.

Could you also break down this information into a termly basis i.e. the answers for the above in Michaelmas 2020, in Hilary 2021 and then a total for both terms?

If you need any clarification do not hesitate to contact me. Under section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

Yours faithfully,
Jonathan Moseley

Keble FOI, Keble College, Oxford

1 Atodiad

Dear Jonathan Moseley,

This is in reply to your enquiry received by the College on 14 February 2021 and made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). I can confirm that the College does hold some information related to your request. The information as held by the College is:

1) The total number of fines issued related to restrictions put in place due to Covid-19 (e.g. students exceeding household sizes, lack of social distancing, failing to wear a mask etc.) since 1 October 2020;

Please see attached spreadsheet (accurate up to 1 March 2021).

2) The number of fines broken down by size and type (e.g. suspended, part-suspended, or levied) as well as the total value of these fines;

The size of the fines has been included in the attached spreadsheet. All of the fines were levied, besides one suspended fine for household mixing (attendee) in Hilary term 2021.

3) Have any other forms of disciplinary action been taken (e.g. any form of community service, or warning letters being issued)?

No

4) How many students have been sent down* for Covid-19 related offences during this time period (*this includes any variation of rusticating, temporarily suspended, being asked to leave college accommodation or any other meaning of 'sent down')?

None

5) How much did the college earn through decanal fines in the same time period, last year.

Nothing. The fines are added to the student hardship fund.

If you have further questions please ask me in the first instance. Details about the College’s approach to Freedom of Information, including who to ask for a review, can be found at https://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/freedom-of-in.... If, after following those procedures you are still not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Monteith