Quarantine for amber list countries

Stephen Harrison made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

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Stephen Harrison

Dear Department for Transport,

It has been announced by minister Grant Shapps
that travellers returning from amber list countries do not have to quarantine
if they have had two covid vaccinations and a negative PCR test,

whilst those who have not been vaccinated for medical reasons or have acquired immunity
to the virus by exposure to it regardless of a negative PCR test will have to quarantine.

I request under a FOI the information held by the Department for Transport
all medical /scientific evidence that this deceision is based on?

My understanding of the vaccination from media and government is that the vaccinations
do not prevent a person contracting the virus that causes covid19 or prevents them spreading it?

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Harrison

Department for Transport

Dear Sir,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0020015.

A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team

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Dear Department for Transport,

I am still waiting for my FOI to be answered reference number P0020015.
it is now over the time you are legally obliged to answer,
I would like my request answered as soon as possible

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Harrison

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear Mr Harrison,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to you. The policy team are dealing with your request and hope to issue a reply shortly.

Please note your request is now being handled under case ref F0020009.

Regards,

Ivan Pocock
Information Rights Adviser, Information Rights (Data Protection and FOI) Team, Governance Division, Group Assurance and Digital Directorate

Department for Transport
3rd Floor, One Priory Square,
Hastings, TN34 1EA

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FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Harrison,

 

With apologies for the slight delay, please find attached a response to
your FOI request.

 

Regards,

 

Ivan Pocock

 

[1][IMG]          Ivan Pocock 
Information Rights Adviser, Information Rights (Data
Protection and FOI) Team, Governance Division, Group
Assurance and Digital Directorate 

3rd Floor, One Priory Square, Hastings, TN34 1EA  
    
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Harrison,

 

Thank you for your email of the 12^th August which I’ve forwarded on to
the case handler. We will respond in due course.

 

Regards,

 

Ivan Pocock

 

[1][IMG]          Ivan Pocock 
Information Rights Adviser, Information Rights (Data
Protection and FOI) Team, Governance Division, Group
Assurance and Digital Directorate 

3rd Floor, One Priory Square, Hastings, TN34 1EA  
    
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

From: Stephen Harrison <[email address]>
Sent: 12 August 2021 18:20
To: FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT <[email address]>
Subject: Our Ref: F0020009

 

Hello,

 

further to the response you have given to my request,

I am of the opinion that it has not been adequately answered.

 

Whilst you have given the publicly available information regarding the
efficacy of the vaccines,

you have failed to address the efficacy of the immunity granted by
exposure to the virus,

 

which maybe more effective than vaccine acquired immunity, 

and this is not taken into account or recognized , regardless of a
negative test.

 

I was hoping to get medical / scientific information on the 2 forms of
immunity

for the DfT to arrive at the decision that only double vaccinated met the
threshold

of immunity to bypass quarantine requirements ?

 

 

Kind Regards

Steve Harrison
07826719712

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FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Harrison,

 

Please refer to the attached letter.

 

Regards,

 

Ivan Pocock

 

[1][IMG]          Ivan Pocock 
Information Rights Adviser, Information Rights (Data
Protection and FOI) Team, Governance Division, Group
Assurance and Digital Directorate 

3rd Floor, One Priory Square, Hastings, TN34 1EA  
      
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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