Analysis of Covid-19 deaths at TfL

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Dear Transport for London,

I have seen this report - http://content.tfl.gov.uk/initial-assess.... Can you please send me any reports or analysis produced by or for TfL that is more up to date, including the second wave deaths.

Please also send in tabular form and broken down (by sex, ethnicity and age for example) the latest figures for deaths of TfL staff (or partner organisation), for each month since the start of 2020. Show this for Covid deaths but also for deaths due to other causes if you have the data available.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Briscoe

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Briscoe,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2588-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 17^th
March 2021 asking for information about deaths of TfL staff.

 

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Dear Mr Briscoe,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2588-2021

 

Thank you for your request of 17^th March 2021 asking for information
about the deaths of TfL staff.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

Specifically you asked:

 

“I have seen this report -
[1]http://content.tfl.gov.uk/initial-assess....
Can you please send me any reports or analysis produced by or for TfL that
is more up to date, including the second wave deaths.

 

Please also send in tabular form and broken down (by sex, ethnicity and
age for example) the latest figures for deaths of TfL staff (or partner
organisation), for each month since the start of 2020. Show this for Covid
deaths but also for deaths due to other causes if you have the data
available.”

 

In answer to the first part of your request, please see the following
Press Release which provides information on the second part of the UCL
study looking at the impact of coronavirus on London bus drivers - note
that a link to the full study can be found at the bottom of the page. The
Press Release also explains the measures that TfL has taken to mitigate
the spread of the virus on buses:

 

[2]https://tfl-newsroom.prgloo.com/news/tfl...

 

In answer to the second part of your request, the first spreadsheet
attached (“Covid 19 deaths”) provides the requested information in
relation to those staff who have sadly died with Covid-19. Note that given
your interest appears to be particularly related to bus drivers, and in
line with other data we have released under FOI on this subject, we have
included data on bus drivers and other partner organisations within the
spreadsheet. However, note that TfL does not directly employ bus drivers.
Rather, they are employed by the private operators that operate buses
under contract with TfL. The inclusion of bus drivers and others from
partner organisations - which totals 68 people working in buses, trams,
policing, security and cleaning - accounts for the higher overall numbers
when compared to the second spreadsheet (“Death in Service 2020-21 TfL
staff”), which provides information on the deaths of staff employed
directly by TfL by any cause (we do not hold comparable data for non-TfL
staff).

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

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FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Many thanks.

Much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Briscoe