Contract tracing staff: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

A copy of all letters which have been sent to public health boards regarding the contact tracing staffs contracts from February the 25th 2022 to present.


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested enclosed in the annex of this letter.

The resulting search identified two documents that met this criteria of which the Contact Tracing Staff was contained as a subset of the wider text. For the purposes of your request I have therefore extracted the relevant parts and included within the attached annex.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names/contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. This information is shown as redacted within the Annex provided.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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