Communications with University of Oxford on student COVID compliance

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Dear Oxford City Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

1. Any communications* between Oxford City Council and the University of Oxford about breaches of coronavirus regulations at Jesus College Oxford that were made between the dates 20th June 2021 and 20th July 2021

*Under 'communications', please could you include any emails, messages, or minutes from meetings with university chiefs or student bodies

2. Any records of complaints received by Oxford City Council via email, letter, or phone call regarding breaches of coronavirus regulations by University of Oxford students between 6th October 2020 and 20th July 2021 (please redact names and identifying information if necessary)

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Kayanja

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Kayanja,

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10333

Thank you for your email. Your request was received on 12th August 2021 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt) in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recognises the unprecedented challenges all are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In particular they understand that resources, whether they are finances or people, may be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights work. Whilst the ICO can’t extend statutory timescales, they will not be penalising public authorities for prioritising other areas or adapting their usual approach during this extraordinary period.

Therefore while the Council will make every effort to comply with the Statutory Requirements you may experience understandable delays when making information rights requests during the pandemic.

Yours sincerely

Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer

Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance. Get tested if you have symptoms.

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Kayanja,

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10333

Further to the acknowledgement below, unfortunately responding to your request has been delayed.

Please be assured that the Council remains committed to dealing with your request and I will reply as soon as I am able.

Yours sincerely

Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer

Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance. Get tested if you have symptoms.

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Kayanja,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 10333
 
Further to the email below, I can now respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 12th August 2021 as follows:
 
1. Any communications* between Oxford City Council and the University of
Oxford about breaches of coronavirus regulations at Jesus College Oxford
that were made between the dates 20th June 2021 and 20th July 2021
 
*Under 'communications', please could you include any emails, messages, or
minutes from meetings with university chiefs or student bodies
 
2. Any records of complaints received by Oxford City Council via email,
letter, or phone call regarding breaches of coronavirus regulations by
University of Oxford students  between 6th October  2020 and 20th July
2021 (please redact names and identifying information if necessary)
 
Having checked our records, there is no communication with the University
on any of the above.
 
If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are
entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s)
made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [1][email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer, Oxford
City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS.  After
the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you may ask
the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may do this
by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer
 
Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City
Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |
Email: [2][email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 

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