Dear Heriot-Watt University,

Please give the name of the person or persons (if a committee decision) who authorised face-to-face teaching to be delivered on-campus and at the EICC during the current covid lockdown.

Yours faithfully,

HG Bell

Freedom of Information, Heriot-Watt University

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Dear Heriot-Watt University,

Not EICC as per previous template request which is in connection with only one university in the central belt. Regards

Yours faithfully,

HG Bell

Freedom of Information, Heriot-Watt University

Der applicant

Thank you for your information request dated the 14th October 2020. We are just finalising the response to your request but in order to provide with the correct information, could you please elaborate as to what you mean by the 'current covid lockdown'? Are you referring to original period in March? Or when the Scottish Universities partically reopened in September?

Many thanks

The FOISA Team

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Dear Freedom of Information,

From September. Who ultimately authorised return to campus for face to face teaching. Please expand to describe competency of authorising person or committee to make decisions in relation to public health if you wish.

Yours sincerely,

HG Bell

Freedom of Information, Heriot-Watt University

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The [1]University Executive took the decision to authorise face to face
teaching at our Scottish campuses from September 2020. The decision was
taken by the University Executive in accordance with the then prevailing
scientific advice from the Scottish Government, Public Health Scotland and
advice provided by our internal Health and Safety service.  Please note
also that as part of our responsive blended learning strategy, only 27% of
our programmes currently involve face to face teaching.

 

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