Dear Public Health England,

I wish to see a full copy of the 'Exercise Cygnus' report mentioned in the article below:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03...

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Lloyd

FOI, Public Health England

Dear Joseph Lloyd,

 

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We acknowledge receipt of your email and request for information, which
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Public Accountability Unit

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Dear Public Health England,

This request is now delayed, when can I expect a full response?

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Lloyd

FOI, Public Health England

Dear Joseph Lloyd,

We apologise for the delay in responding to your request. It is currently under consideration and we expect to respond shortly.

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for providing guidance and advice to government and front-line services for all aspects of public health.  It is a designated Category 1 responder organisation under the Civil Contingency Act and this specifically includes the COVID-19 response, providing clinical expertise and wider public health advice and guidance across national and local government, the NHS and third sector.  As such, you may experience delays when making statutory information access requests during the pandemic.

We will aim to address all requests promptly and within the required response timeframes.  However when we are unable to meet the response timeframe we will keep requesters updated on a revised expected timescale for a response to their request. The Information Commissioner recognises this position in its recent guidance, see link: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/dat...

Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920 
www.gov.uk/phe   Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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FOI, Public Health England

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Dear Joseph Lloyd

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

We apologise for the time taken to provide the response. Due to the pandemic we are dealing with a high volume of requests at this time.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
www.gov.uk/phe   Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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