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Dear Derbyshire County Council,

1. What is the total adult population in your council area?

2. What is the total population eligible for rapid Covid tests in your area and what criteria are used to identify them?

3. How many tests have been taken in your area to date? Could you please tell me:
i) the number of different individuals tested
ii) total number of tests taken each day since the rollout began? If this is not possible, please break it down as far as possible week-by-week or month-by-month.

4. Can you please say how many tests were positive and negative out of those taken, with breakdowns as above wherever possible?

5. What has been the total cost of rolling out rapid Covid tests, including staffing costs, paid by the council?

6. What additional funds has the council received from the government to help with the roll out these tests?

Yours faithfully,

Ramzy Alwakeel

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Alwakeel

I refer to your request for information received on 17 February 2021.

We will be dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In accordance with the legislation, the deadline for responding is 20 working days from the receipt of the request, this being the 17 March 2021. However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours sincerely,

Access to Information Team
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG

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ASCH Adult Social Care and Health FOI (Adult Social Care and Health), Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your information request dated 17/02/21. I can confirm that
we do hold some of the requested information. The request has been
considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  The response to
your request is below:

 

 1. What is the total adult population in your council area?

Single year of age populations are available by district from ONS. This
enables age specific populations to be calculated as desired.

[1]https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa...

 

 2. What is the total population eligible for rapid Covid tests in your
area and what criteria are used to identify them?

Eligibility criterion: 11+ years old. Single year of age populations are
available by district from ONS. This enables age specific populations to
be calculated as desired.

[2]https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa...

 

3. How many tests have been taken in your area to date? Could you please
tell me:

i) the number of different individuals tested

De-duplicated data are not readily available

 

ii) total number of tests taken each day since the rollout began? If this
is not possible, please break it down as far as possible week-by-week or
month-by-month.

 

Community testing – Total Tests for Resident and Non-Residents

 

Source: DCC Test Centre Registrations (test outcome not available)

 

o 25,945 tests (Derbyshire and non- Derbyshire residents) at a
Derbyshire community testing site to date (21/12/2020 – 29/01/2021).

 

·         32,318 tests (Derbyshire and non- Derbyshire residents) at
a Derbyshire community testing site to date (21/12/2020 – 05/02/2021). 

 

·         37728 tests (Derbyshire and non- Derbyshire residents) at
a Derbyshire community testing site to date (21/12/2020 – 12/02/2021). 

 

·         44,797 tests (Derbyshire and non- Derbyshire residents) at
a Derbyshire community testing site to date (21/12/2020 – 19/02/2021). 

 

 

4.         Can you please say how many tests were positive and negative
out of those taken, with breakdowns as above wherever possible?

 

Community testing – Tests and positivity for Derbyshire Residents Only

 

Source: PHE SGSS Line list test data

 

o  Across the Derbyshire community testing sites there have been 21,838
tests of Derbyshire residents, of which 304 tested positive (1.4%). 
(21/12/2020 – 29/01/2021).

 

·         Across the Derbyshire community testing sites there have
been 26,972 tests of Derbyshire residents, of which 353 tested
positive (1.3%). (21/12/2020 – 05/02/2021). 

 

·         Across the Derbyshire community testing sites there have
been 33042 tests of Derbyshire residents, of which 419 tested
positive (1.3%). (21/12/2020 – 12/02/2021). 

 

·         Across the Derbyshire community testing sites there have
been 37,331 tests of Derbyshire residents, of which 470 tested
positive (1.3%). (21/12/2020 – 19/02/2021). 

 

 

5. What has been the total cost of rolling out rapid Covid tests,
including staffing costs, paid by the council?

 

£765,178 as on 25/02/2021

 

6. What additional funds has the council received from the government to
help with the roll out these tests?

 

Further information in this report which is in the public domain.
[3]https://democracy.derbyshire.gov.uk/docu...

 

I hope this now deals with your request for information. However should
you wish the outcome to be reviewed, please follow the procedure as set
out below;

 

Stage 1:

In the first instance, please send in your comments, and wherever
possible, a copy of your request and the covering letter enclosing the
information or refusing your request to:

 

Access to Information Solicitor

Legal Services

Derbyshire County Council

County Hall

Matlock

DE4 3AG

Email: [4][Derbyshire County Council request email]

 

Please ensure that correspondence is marked as “Request for a review of my
Freedom of Information Act / Environmental Information Regulations
request”, and bears any case references you have been given.  

 

Stage 2:

After completing the above procedure, if you wish to challenge the
decision further, then you have a right to contact the Information
Commissioner’s Office as follows: 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel. 0303 123 1113/ Fax: 01625 524510

 

ICO Weblink: [5]http://www.ico.org.uk/complaints.aspx

 

Kind regards

Peter Cordiner

Information Governance Officer

Efficiencies and Performance

Adult Social Care and Health – Room 262

Derbyshire County Council | County Hall | Matlock | DE4 3AG

 

Tel: 01629 532058 | Ext: 32058 | [mobile number] | Email:
[6][email address]

 

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I am working at home for the foreseeable future, please contact me via
email or MS Teams.

 

 

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