Impact of Covid-19 on Council workforce

T.J made this Freedom of Information request to Bridgend County Borough Council

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Dear Bridgend County Borough Council,

I am writing to ask whether I could kindly receive information on the number of the council workforce that were absent from work due to illness, self-isolation or other since 1st March 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Tyler Jenkins

foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

FOI REQUEST X04-2188

We acknowledge your request for information received on 6 April 2020.

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Yours sincerely

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Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol | Operational and Partnership Services
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council
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foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your request made 6 April please could you clarify the following:

The parameter end date of the information (i.e. 1st March 2020 to__ ) and to define what is meant by being absent from work due to ‘other’?

Thank you.

Y Swyddfa Rhyddid Gwybodaeth | Freedom of Information Office
Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol | Operational and Partnership Services
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council
Ffon / Phone: (01656) 643473
Ffacs / Fax: (01656) 657899

E-bost / E-Mail [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]
Gwefan / Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Rhowch wybod i ni os mai Cymraeg yw eich dewis iaith.
We welcome correspondence in Welsh. Please let us know if your language choice is Welsh.

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Good Afternoon,

I have been asked to clarify the above request.

In response to your message, I would appreciate it if I could receive information between March and April 2020, up to the most recent date that data is available for. Also it would be great if I could just receive information regarding the number of Covid-19 related illness within the council workforce.

I hope this helps.

Tyler Jenkins

foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I write in respect of your request made on 5 April 2020.

Unfortunately we are not in a position to respond at this time. We will endeavour to provide you with a response in the next 10 working days.

Please accept our apologies for the delay.

Yours sincerely

Y Swyddfa Rhyddid Gwybodaeth | Freedom of Information Office
Cyfarwyddiaeth y Prif Weithredwr| Chief Executive’s Directorate
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council
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Ffacs / Fax: (01656) 657899

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foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X04-2188

 

We refer to your email dated 20 April 2020 which contained a request for
information as set out in italics below.  Following consideration of your
request, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I respond
to each point as follows:

 

I am writing to ask whether I could kindly receive information on the
number of the council workforce that were absent from work due to illness,
self-isolation or other since 1st March 2020

 

In response to your message, I would appreciate it if I could receive
information between March and April 2020, up to the most recent date that
data is available for. Also it would be great if I could just receive
information regarding the number of Covid-19 related illness within the
council workforce.

 

745 employees isolated for one of the following reasons between 1 March
2020 and 30 April 2020:-

 

•           Individual Has Symptoms

•           Member of Household Displaying Symptoms

•           Travel

•           Contact with Individual Positive for Covid-19

 

The number does not include individuals Social Distancing/ Shielding.

 

I hope this response satisfies your request. If you are dissatisfied with
the handling of the request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you
have the right to request a review of the Council’s response to your
request for information.  If you wish to request a review, please write to
the below address or email [Bridgend County Borough Council request email] .  Following ICO guidance,
a request for a review must be made within 2 months of a response being
received.

 

Monitoring Officer

Bridgend County Borough Council

Civic Offices,

Angel Street

Bridgend, CF31 4WB

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of that review, you may seek
further recourse by lodging an appeal with the Information Commissioner
at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

E:mail : [email address]

Website:  www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

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Freedom of Information Office

Bridgend County Borough Council

Level 4, Civic Offices

Angel Street

Bridgend

CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643565

Email: [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]

 

 

 

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