March 2020.

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Dear Department for Education,

Can you please publish any advice that you provided in regards to the DfE instructing universities to send students home from the hall of residences they were living in at university campus accommodation housing in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Yours faithfully,

Duncan Willows

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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contacting us about coronavirus (COVID-19) you can find advice and
guidance on [1]GOV.UK. This includes [2]guidance for educational settings
in England. You can also contact our coronavirus helpline on 0800 046
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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

 

Dear  Duncan Willows 

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry which was received on 9 December.

 

A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the
departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should
be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated
reference number 2020-0069229. 

 

Department for Education

Ministerial and Public Communications Division

Tel: 0370 000 2288

Web: 

[1]https://www.education.gov.uk
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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Mr Willows,
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on  9
December 2020.

I would like to offer my apologies for the delay in responding.  We will
reply to your request very shortly.

The Department takes very seriously its obligations under the Act,
including the requirement to respond within the statutory deadline of 20
working days.

I am afraid that we have not been able to maintain this standard in this
instance and while there may be considered to be mitigating
circumstances, this delay is not acceptable and I am very sorry for the
inconvenience which it may cause you.

Yours sincerely,
HE Briefing Team
Department for Education
 

Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you for the update. I absolutely understand the pressure on resources and I understand why a delay might occur.

While I would like a response when you get the time I ask that you please prioritise more important work and reply when you can.

Yours sincerely,

Duncan Willows

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. We can confirm that
we have received the Freedom of Information request you submitted.

We will respond to you within 20 working days.

 

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

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Dear Duncan Willows
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on
11 December 2020.

Please find attached our response to your request.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
HE Briefing Team.
Web: [1]https://www.education.gov.uk
Twitter: [2]https://www.twitter.com/educationgovuk
Facebook: [3]https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk
 

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear  Duncan Willows 

Thank you for your recent enquiry which was received on 12 January.

A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the
departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should
be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated
reference number 2021-0005222. 

 

Department for Education

Ministerial and Public Communications Division

Tel: 0370 000 2288

Web: [1]https://www.education.gov.uk
Twitter: [2]https://www.twitter.com/educationgovuk
Facebook: [3]https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk

 

 

 

 

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