Fines Related to Covid-19

Jonathan Moseley made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Worcester College, Oxford

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Dear Worcester 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

Worcester College Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford

Dear Mr Moseley

I acknowledge receipt of your freedom of information request. We will respond by the required deadline.

Best wishes

Phillipa

Phillipa Tarver
Academic Administrator
Worcester College
Oxford
OX1 2HB
 
Worcester College is a Registered Charity, No. 1143479

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Worcester College Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford

Dear Mr Moseley

 

Please find below the response of Worcester College, Oxford to your
freedom of information request of 17 February 2021.  The responses are
indicated in bold text after each question:

 

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;

 

No fines were issued in relation to COVID-19.

 

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;

 

Not applicable

 

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

 

Formal warnings have been issued stating that a further breach of the
rules will result in exclusion from college accommodation. Two students
have been excluded from college accommodation for repeated breaches, for
periods between one week and one term. In some cases, an additional
penalty of temporary exclusion from future social events, or of community
service, was also issued because of exacerbating factors.

 

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')?

 

See previous answer

 

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

 

No fines were issued in the same 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?

 

The breaches above occurred in Michaelmas 2020.

 

If you are not satisfied with the response to your request, you have the
right to request an internal review of the decision; if you are not
satisfied with the outcome of any internal review, you have the right to
complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

Internal review requests should be submitted within 40 working days of the
date of receipt of the response to your original email and should be
addressed to the College’s FOI email account
([1]mailto:[Worcester College request email]).

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Details of how to do so can be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website:
[2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi....

 

Best wishes

 

Phillipa Tarver

 

 

Phillipa Tarver

Academic Administrator

Worcester College

Oxford

OX1 2HB

 

Worcester College is a Registered Charity, No. 1143479

 

 

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