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School staff and COVID 19

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Can you tell me

1. how many school and nursery staff in North Lanarkshire Council Have tested positive for Covid since 13th August 2020 until the 6th January 2021. Broken down into teaching staff, early years workers and non teaching School and nursery staff?

2. How many individuals from North Lanarkshire education establishments have tested positive for covid after being advised to isolate through being a close contact of a positive case in the establishment. Broken down into pupils and staff.

Yours faithfully,

L Moffat

Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/madam

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Angelene Kirkpatrick
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB

Working from home
Please contact via email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

 

I refer again to your e-mail of 19 January 2021 seeking information in
relation to school staff who have tested positive for Covid-19.

 

Having investigated, I regret to advise you that the Council does not
record the number of schools and nursery staff who have tested positive
for Covid-19 and in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 I must advise you that the information sought is not
held.

 

The Council does record the numbers of staff and pupils who have had to
self-isolate due to Covid-19 and to be of some assistance, I can advise
that 8,688 pupils and 600 staff have had to isolate.

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

 

Working from home

Please contact via email

 

 

 

 

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North Lanarkshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'School staff and COVID 19’
I find it hard to believe that NLC do not have information on how many educational staff have tested positive for Covid 19 or how many staff asked to isolate have went on to test positive for covid 19. If you cannot answer my questions can you direct me to who does hold this vitally important information if it is not the employer NLC

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

L Moffat

Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email and can advise that I have passed your correspondence to the Council's Legal Manager to arrange for a Review of the Response to your Freedom of Information Request.

You will be contacted again when the Council is in a position to respond more fully to your request for Review.

Yours sincerely

Angelene Kirkpatrick
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB

Working from home
Please contact via email

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Colette Cameron, North Lanarkshire Council

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Dear Ms Moffat,

 

Please find a response to your FOI review request of 15 February 2021.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Colette Cameron

Solicitor (Commercial & Compliance)

Legal & Democratic Solutions

North Lanarkshire Council

 

(Please note that I am currently working from home at present and e-mail
is the preferred method of contact)

[1][email address]

 

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North Lanarkshire Council's Web Site -
http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/

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