Dear Prime Minister's Office,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information.

i) Please provide copies of all communications between the Department and Annemarie Plas, Clap for Our Carers or Creative Clinic regarding the ‘Clap for Carers / Clap for Heroes’ initiative

ii) Please confirm whether the Department has requested or suggested to any of the above parties that ‘Clap for Carers / Clap for Heroes’ restarts during the current national lockdown from 7 January 2021

Many thanks in advance for the provision of this information.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Jones

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2020/22222

Dear Daniel Jones,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 6th
January. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
3rd February.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

With reference to my original request ref: FOI2020/22222

I made an error whilst drafting point (iii) of my request. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

I omitted the word ‘months’ in my original request, so please find the corrected point (iii) below.

iii) Please confirm whether SPI-B (Independent Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours) have in the past three months made any recommendations or suggestions relating to ‘Clap for Carers/Clap for Heroes’ and if so provide copies of documents containing these recommendations.

I would be grateful if you could also answer points (i) and (ii) from my original request.

My thanks for your assistance once again.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Jones

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Daniel Jones,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2020/22222).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office