Cleaning budget 2020/2021

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Dear Heriot-Watt University,

Please can I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, to be provided with answers for the following questions on cleaning practices in relation to the current academic year (2020-2021) and the Covid 19 crisis.

1. Has there been a budget increase in regard to cleaning services compared to last year? (2019/2020)
2. If so, how big was the budget increase?
3. What is the estimated monthly spend on cleaning services as well as supplies for sanitiser stations around campus and in student residences for the 2020/2021 academic year?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,
Signe Loven

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Dear Heriot-Watt University,

Please can I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, to be provided
with answers for the following questions on cleaning practices in relation
to the current academic year (2020-2021) and the Covid 19 crisis.

1.      Has there been a budget increase in regard to cleaning services
compared to last year? (2019/2020) Yes
2.      If so, how big was the budget increase?  £100,000.00
3.      What is the estimated monthly spend on cleaning services as well
as supplies for sanitiser stations around campus and in student residences
for the 2020/2021 academic year?  Our systems do not break down the
information to the level requested and we do not record estimates.  At
present the University buildings have not all fully reopened and are not
expected to do so until next year.  Any estimated figures would therefore
be very misleading at this moment in time.
For information we received a donation of two pallets, containing
approx.10000 bottles of sanitiser, 100ml size from the NHS. Presently,
there is also a higher degree of self cleaning being conducted by both
staff and students across the University campus. 

Many thanks.
Yours faithfully,
Signe Loven

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