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Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in schools since 1st June 2020

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Dear Department for Education,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like names and locations of all schools in which there have been confirmed cases of Covid-19 since 1st June 2020.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this request. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Sewell

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. If you are
contacting us about coronavirus (COVID-19) you can find advice and
guidance on [1]GOV.UK. This includes [2]guidance for educational settings
in England. You can also contact our coronavirus helpline on 0800 046
8687. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and weekends 10am to
4pm.

For emails and other written enquiries you will usually receive a reply
within 15 working days. You can find out how the department processes your
personal information by reading our [3]Privacy Notice.

 

 

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Gemma Sewell,    

     

Re: school absences due to confirmed COVID-19 cases   

     

Thank you for your email received on 21st July, reference number:
2020-0039771. Your request was as follows:    

   

“Dear Department for Education,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like names and locations of all schools in which there have been
confirmed cases of Covid-19 since 1st June 2020.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20
working days after you receive this request. I would be grateful if you
could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Sewell”   

  

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(“the act”).     

  

Following a search of our paper and electronic records I can confirm that
the department doesn't not hold this information. 

   

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright.
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an
exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be
also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news
reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder.     

     

Most documents produced by a government department or agency will be
protected by Crown Copyright. Most Crown copyright information can be
re-used under the Open Government Licence
([1]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...). For
information about the OGL and about re-using Crown Copyright information
please see The National Archives website
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.     

     

Copyright in other documents may rest with a third party. For information
about obtaining permission from a third party see the Intellectual
Property Office’s website at [2]www.ipo.gov.uk.    

      

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.    

   

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by an
independent review panel, which were not involved in the original
consideration of your request.      

     

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office    

     

Yours sincerely, 

  

Marvin Rose

Senior Executive Officer

COVID Attendance Statistics

Data Insights and Statistics Division

Data Directorate, Operations Group

Department for Education

[3][email address] | [4]www.education.gov.uk

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Department for Education
FAO: Marvin Rose, Senior Executive Officer, COVID Attendance Statistics
Reference: 2020-0039771

Dear Marvin,
Thank you for your response dated 11th August.

Unfortunately, with respect to my Freedom of Information request regarding the number of Covid-19 cases in schools, your reply states that : "I can confirm that the department doesn't not hold this information."

This reply would imply that the Department does in fact hold this information.

I would therefore be grateful if you could confirm whether the Department does or does not hold this information.

Yours Sincerely,

Gemma Sewell
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Dear Department for Education,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like names and locations of all schools in which there have been confirmed cases of Covid-19 since 1st June 2020.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this request. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Sewell

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contacting us about coronavirus (COVID-19) you can find advice and
guidance on [1]GOV.UK. This includes [2]guidance for educational settings
in England. You can also contact our coronavirus helpline on 0800 046
8687. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and weekends 10am to
4pm.

For emails and other written enquiries you will usually receive a reply
within 15 working days. You can find out how the department processes your
personal information by reading our [3]Privacy Notice.

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education 11 August 2020
Dear Gemma Sewell,   

    

Re: school absences due to confirmed COVID-19 cases  

    

Thank you for your email received on 21st July, reference number:
2020-0039771. Your request was as follows:   

  

“Dear Department for Education,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like names and locations of all schools in which there have been
confirmed cases of Covid-19 since 1st June 2020.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20
working days after you receive this request. I would be grateful if you
could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Sewell”  

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(“the act”).    

Following a search of our paper and electronic records I can confirm that
the department doesn't not hold this information.

  

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright.
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an
exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be
also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news
reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder.    

    

Most documents produced by a government department or agency will be
protected by Crown Copyright. Most Crown copyright information can be
re-used under the Open Government Licence
([1]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...). For
information about the OGL and about re-using Crown Copyright information
please see The National Archives website
-http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/infor...
.    

    

Copyright in other documents may rest with a third party. For information
about obtaining permission from a third party see the Intellectual
Property Office’s website at [2]www.ipo.gov.uk.   

     

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.   

  

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by an
independent review panel, which were not involved in the original
consideration of your request.     

    

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office   

    

Yours sincerely, 

  

Marvin Rose

Senior Executive Officer

COVID Attendance Statistics

Data Insights and Statistics Division

Data Directorate, Operations Group

Department for Education

[3][email address] | [4]www.education.gov.uk

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Yours faithfully,

Gemma Sewell

MINISTERS, Department for Education

1 Attachment

Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. If you are
contacting us about coronavirus (COVID-19) you can find advice and
guidance on [1]GOV.UK. This includes [2]guidance for educational settings
in England. You can also contact our coronavirus helpline on 0800 046
8687. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and weekends 10am to
4pm.

For emails and other written enquiries you will usually receive a reply
within 15 working days. You can find out how the department processes your
personal information by reading our [3]Privacy Notice.

 

 

[4]cid:image001.jpg@01D42E43.58989C30

 

References

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1. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
2. https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...
https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...
3. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Gemma Sewell,     
      
Re: school attendance during COVID crisis    
      
Thank you for your email received on 15th^  September, reference number:
2020-0053181. Your request was as follows:     
    
“Thank you for your response  dated 11th August.
Unfortunately, with respect to my Freedom of Information  request
regarding the number of Covid-19 cases in schools, your reply states that
: "I can confirm that the department doesn't not hold this information."
This reply would imply that the Department does in fact hold this
information.
I would therefore be grateful if you could confirm whether the Department
does or does not hold this information.”    
   
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(“the act”).     

Please accept our apologies for the confusion caused by our previous
correspondence. I confirm that the department does not hold the
information that you have requested. 

Please note that Public Health England (PHE) leads in holding data on
infection, incidence and COVID-19 cases overall. PHE already publishes
data on COVID-19 incidents by institution, including educational settings,
which can be found
here [1]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...
   
Getting all children back into school full time for the start of the
academic year has been a national priority and government is keeping track
of the situation in schools. In order to do so, the department is
currently collecting attendance data from schools on a daily basis, as
well as gathering information from local areas and following up with
individual settings – including to confirm that procedures for requiring
pupils to isolate are well understood and that necessary decisions are
made on the basis of public health advice.   
  
Since 1 September, we have been collecting data on the number of schools
that have indicated they have sent children home due to COVID-19
containment measures and have attendance data for schools that have done
so. We are currently looking at the quality of those data with a view to
publishing as part of the Official statistics series. Already, the series
includes published data on school openings and attendance, which can be
found
here: [2]https://explore-education-statistics.ser...

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright.
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an
exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be
also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news
reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder.      
      
Most documents produced by a government department or agency will be
protected by Crown Copyright. Most Crown copyright information can be
re-used under the Open Government Licence
([3]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...). For
information about the OGL and about re-using Crown Copyright information
please see The National Archives website
-http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/infor...
.      
      
Copyright in other documents may rest with a third party. For information
about obtaining permission from a third party see the Intellectual
Property Office’s website at [4]www.ipo.gov.uk.     
       
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.     
    
If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by an
independent review panel, which were not involved in the original
consideration of your request.       
      
If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s
Office     
      
Yours sincerely,
Marvin Rose
Senior Executive Officer
COVID Attendance Statistics
Data Insights and Statistics Division
Data Directorate, Operations Group
Department for Education
[5][email address] | [6]www.education.gov.uk
 

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2. https://explore-education-statistics.ser...
3. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...
4. http://www.ipo.gov.uk/
5. mailto:[email address]
6. http://www.education.gov.uk/

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