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COVID 19 Protocols and wider public safeguards

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From: darren sharpe

Dear New Zealand Police,

Can you please outline the protocols in place with regards to the potential for a police officer that is an Asymptomatic carrier of the COVID19 virus being able to infect other staff and or members of the public.

Can you please outline the protocols that are established once an officer has confirmed positive with COVID19, including the steps required to be taken by other officers and members of the public that have been a close contact of that infected officer and or other officers that are close contacts, including tracing and testing requirements, and isolation and quarantine requirements.

Can you please outline the protocols in place to establish when it is safe return to duties for an officer that has been tested and confirmed positive for COVID19

Can you please outline the protocols in place in regards to police equipment and facilities providing an opportunity for transfer of COVID19 between team members, and to and between members of the public.

Can you please outline the protocols in place to in regards to the possible transfer of COVID19 infection between members of the public with the Police officer acting as the unwitting host.

Yours faithfully,

Darren Sharpe

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Good afternoon Mr Sharpe,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request received
on 22 August 2020.

 

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.

 

Kind regards,

 

Penni

Ministerial Services

PNHQ

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From: "darren sharpe" <[FOI #13570 email]>
Date: 22/08/2020 07:44PM
Subject: Official Information request - COVID 19 Protocols and wider
public safeguards

Dear New Zealand Police,
Can you please outline the protocols in place with regards to the
potential for a police officer that is an Asymptomatic carrier of the
COVID19 virus being able to infect other staff and or members of the
public.
Can you please outline the protocols that are established once an officer
has confirmed positive with COVID19, including the steps required to be
taken by other officers and members of the public that have been a close
contact of that infected officer and or other officers that are close
contacts, including tracing and testing requirements, and isolation and
quarantine requirements.
Can you please outline the protocols in place to establish when it is safe
return to duties for an officer that has been tested and confirmed
positive for COVID19
Can you please outline the protocols in place in regards to  police
equipment and facilities providing an opportunity for transfer of COVID19
between team members, and to and between members of the public.
Can you please outline the protocols in place to in regards to the
possible transfer of COVID19 infection between members of the public with
the Police officer acting as the unwitting host.
Yours faithfully,
Darren Sharpe
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Attachment OIA IR 01 20 24459 Final response.pdf
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Kia ora Mr Sharpe
Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by NZ Police on 22 August 2020.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with this
response.

Kind regards,

Sarah

PNHQ

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subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

Is it just me, or did Police forget to attach a bunch of documents?

The response letter refers to several documents that Police oddly say they "can provide", and it also says that some information in some of them has been withheld under s9(2)(a) of the OIA. This would imply the documents have been prepared for release, but as far as I can see none of them have been attached to their response.

"Police is able to provide you with guidelines regarding building procedures, personal protective equipment and the protection of family members."

"Police can provide documents on Police custody operations, blood and body fluid exposure and vehicle stop guidelines. Please note information has been redacted under Official Information Act 1982 Section 9(2)(a) to protect the privacy of natural persons."

"Police can provide documents on attending a known COVID-19 address."

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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

I would also recommend you lay a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman given Police's response to your request was unlawfully delayed by 11 working days. This is not acceptable under the law, and I see Police have offered no explanation of the delay.

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Kia ora ano Mr Sharpe
My apologies for the omission of the attachment with my last email. Please
find the response letter and further information attached to this email.
Kind regards,
Sarah
PNHQ 

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To: [FOI #13570 email]
From: [email address]
Date: 05/10/2020 09:37AM
Subject: OIA request IR-01-20-24459

Kia ora Mr Sharpe

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by NZ Police on 22 August 2020.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with this
response.

Kind regards,

Sarah

PNHQ(See attached file: OIA IR-01-20-24459 Final response.pdf)

[attachment "OIA IR-01-20-24459 Final response.pdf" removed by Sarah
Simmons/POLICE/NZ]

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subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
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are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

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those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
error, please email or telephone the sender immediately

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