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Martijn van der Voort

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Available answers do not cover my request. I hereby officially request under FOI act that you release to me the following:

Parameters
- Starting 01/01/2021 to 01/08/2021
- Number of Day 2 & Day 8 PCR covid tests taken - to be distinguished in separate columns or graphs
- Number of these that tested positive on Day 2 & Day 8 tests - to be distinguished in separate columns or graphs
- Percentage of positives projected against total tests
- Which variant they tested positive for - - to be distinguished in separate columns or graphs
- England only
- The reasoning for these tests to still be applied

Yours faithfully,
Martijn van der Voort

Martijn van der Voort

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

To make it very clear, I request this data, specifically for tests done for inbound UK travel. This is additional to the parameters outlined in original request.

Yours faithfully,

Martijn van der Voort

Department of Health and Social Care

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This is an acknowledgement - please do not reply to this email.

Thank you for contacting the Department of Health and Social Care. 

We are currently experiencing very high volumes of enquiries and we are
focusing our resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

If your enquiry is in relation to the pandemic, the Government has
launched a COVID-19 ‘hub’, which can be found
at [1]www.gov.uk/coronavirus and is regularly updated. The hub offers all
the Government’s latest advice and guidance, a link to the NHS website, a
portal for those offering assistance, a tracking service displaying the
latest information on cases in the UK, and an email alert service so
people can stay up to date with all the latest measures. 

The answers to many other questions can be found on [2]GOV.UK,
the [3]Department of Health and Social Care website or by visiting
the [4]NHS website. We may not respond to you if the answer to your
enquiry can be found on either of these websites. Where a reply is
appropriate, we aim to send a response within 18 working days, or 20
working days if your query is a Freedom of Information request or
complaint.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you must get tested as soon as possible.
The swab test takes less than a minute and is pain-free. Results from test
sites are generally received within 24 hours of the test being
administered. Further information, including what symptoms to look out
for, can be found at [5]this website. 

If your business is interested in helping the Government increase
COVID-19 testing capacity, please visit [6]this Government website. Please
note the service that was set up for businesses to offer other
COVID-19 support has closed.

If you are a clinician looking to support the NHS with the COVID-19
response, please visit [7]this website, where you will find a variety of
required roles for both registered and unregistered individuals.

If you are a clinician who has retired within the last six years and are
considering a return to the NHS, please visit [8]this website.

If you are a member of the public wishing to volunteer during the
pandemic, please visit [9]this website for more information. 

The Department of Health and Social Care does not process complaints about
the NHS or social services. If you wish to make a complaint about a
healthcare professional, an NHS organisation or a social care provider,
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Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr van der Voort,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1353476).

Yours sincerely, 

Ruiz Alexander
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Martijn van der Voort

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'Data on Day 2 & Day 8 covid tests for inbound UK travel'.

This person referred me to "existing data" supposedly showing Number of PCR tests processed and how many of these were positive, by international arrivals quarantining at home or in a managed quarantine hotel. However, this bulletin only contains data relating to red list and amber list countries

Day 2 PCR is also compulsory for Green arrvals - so where is the data as I requested - You have NOT completed the request actually. So instead of fobbing me off, I herey request that a report is prepared that actually fulfils my request.

Parameters
- Starting 01/01/2021 to 01/08/2021
- Number of Day 2 & Day 8 PCR covid tests taken - to be distinguished in separate columns or graphs
- Number of these that tested positive on Day 2 & Day 8 tests - to be distinguished in separate columns or graphs
- Percentage of positives projected against total tests
- Which variant they tested positive for - - to be distinguished in separate columns or graphs
- England only
- The reasoning for these tests to still be applied

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Martijn van der Voort

Department of Health and Social Care

 
 
Dear Mr Voort,

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health and Social Care
(DHSC) is no longer able to respond to your request for an internal
review. This is because the ownership, and all previously held information
on the subject are you have enquired about, has been transferred to the UK
Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

The responsibility for replying to your query now rests with UKHSA. An
agreement has been reached between DHSC and UKHSA for all existing
requests to be transferred for processing. You do not need to take any
action.

I apologise that we have been unable to process your enquiry at DHSC and
for the length of time you have had to wait thus far. This delay is
attributed to the overwhelming volume of queries the Department has
received throughout the pandemic.

UKHSA will make every effort to process your request as swiftly as
possibly. Should you need to contact UKHSA you can do so via email at:
[1][email address].

Yours sincerely,
 
Freedom of Information Team
 
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Dear Martijn van der Voort,

 

Please find attached the UK Health Security Agency's response to your
request. 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Team

UK Health Security Agency

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