Correspondence with close contact businesses: FOI release

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

Information requested

I would like to make a freedom of information request of the Scottish Government concerning any correspondence with those who identify as business owners of businesses classified as a close contact business by the Scottish Government in their December 2021- January 2022 support guidelines. I would like this to go from the beginning of December until the present.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.


I enclose a copy of the material you have requested. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance certain information has been redacted under the following sections of FOISA: section 38(1)(b) – personal data. Further information regarding this exemption can be found in the attached ANNEX.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202200278752 - Information released - Annex
FOI 202200278752 - Information released


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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