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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

From the schools went back in August until the September weekend (24/09/21)

1) How many NL schools have had confirmed positive cases of coronavirus split into secondary school, primary schools and early years establishments

2) how many schools have had confirmed outbreaks of covid 19?

3) how many school staff and pupils have tested positive for Covid 19?

4) what measures are in place by North Lanarkshire Council to ensure schools are kept up to date with the most recent government advice regarding safety measures and other mitigation’s?

5) what training has council employees received to ensure the government advice of Co2 classroom monitors are used appropriately and results recorded accurately and in line with health and safety measures?

Yours faithfully,

Lisa Moffat

Neil McKay, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Ms. Moffat

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Neil McKay
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Democratic and Legal Services
Working From Home
Please contact by email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Ms Moffat

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your e-mail dated 27 September 2021 seeking information
in relation to covid in schools.

 

Having investigated, my response to your five enquiries is as follows:-

 

(1),(2)

&(3)     I regret to advise you that there is no central dataset that
records the information sought and to compile this information each of the
North Lanarkshire Secondary School, Primary Schools and Early Years
establishments would be required to manually interrogate individual
records.  That as you can appreciate, would be highly labour intensive and
I have to advise the cost of so doing would exceed the amount prescribed
for the purposes of Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002.

 

(4)          I can advise that regular Head Teacher meetings and “reducing the
risk‚ÄĚ documentation is regularly issued to Head Teachers which includes the
updated Scottish Government guidance.

 

(5)          I can advise that meetings have been held with all facility support
stff and instructions have been issued regarding CO2 monitoring.

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the provisions of
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, has established a
procedure whereby any person who has requested information and is in any way
dissatisfied with the decision on that request, can within forty working days
require a review of that decision by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic
Solutions, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly,
if you are dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to
the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information ‚Äď or I can assist in any other way ‚Äď please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

 

Working from home

Please contact via email

 

 

 

 

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