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Covid-19 restrictions on public worship: FOI release

Published: 7 Apr 2021

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

7 Apr 2021
Covid-19 restrictions on public worship: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100132550
Date received: 4 Jan 2021
Date responded: 4 Feb 2021
Information requested

Correspondence sent or received by the chief medical officer or his deputies on Covid-19 restrictions on public worship.


I enclose a copy of the information you requested.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. 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.

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