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COVID-19 outbreak response stress test

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From: Harold

Dear Ministry of Health,

This is a request for documents relating to a stress test of the Ministry of Health's response to a potential COVID-19 outbreak that was due to be conducted earlier this year.

A December update on progress implementing the Simpson/Roche contact tracing review notes that:

"Planning for a full stress test is complete, but the rollout has been paused while teams have been dealing with the small outbreaks in November. The full stress test is planned for early in 2021..."

I request a copy of the debriefing/evaluation of this stress test, including a copy of all resulting recommendations.

The Ministry's action plan for implementing the Simpson/Roche report also notes that:

"...development of expanded scenario-based exercises is scheduled for early 2021."

I request copies of the debriefings/evaluations of any scenario-based response exercises conducted by the Ministry, and their resulting recommendations, since the beginning of this year.

Yours faithfully,

Harold

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Kia ora

 

Thank you for your request for official information received on 21 MAY
2021 for:

 

" documents relating to a stress test of the Ministry of Health's response
to a potential COVID-19 outbreak that was due to be conducted earlier this
year.
A December update on progress implementing the Simpson/Roche contact
tracing review notes that:
"Planning for a full stress test is complete, but the rollout has been
paused while teams have been dealing with the small outbreaks in November.
The full stress test is planned for early in 2021..."
I request a copy of the debriefing/evaluation of this stress test,
including a copy of all resulting recommendations.
The Ministry's action plan for implementing the Simpson/Roche report also
notes that:
"...development of expanded scenario-based exercises is scheduled for
early 2021."
I request copies of the debriefings/evaluations of any scenario-based
response exercises conducted by the Ministry, and their resulting
recommendations, since the beginning of this year.”

 

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202106270.

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 21 JUNE 2021, being 20
working days after the day your request was received.  

 

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

 

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

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Kia ora Harold,

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 21
May 2021 requesting:

 

“Documents relating to a stress test of the Ministry of Health's response
to a potential COVID-19 outbreak that was due to be conducted earlier this
year.
A December update on progress implementing the Simpson/Roche contact
tracing review notes that:
"Planning for a full stress test is complete, but the rollout has been
paused while teams have been dealing with the small outbreaks in November.
The full stress test is planned for early in 2021..."
I request a copy of the debriefing/evaluation of this stress test,
including a copy of all resulting recommendations.
The Ministry's action plan for implementing the Simpson/Roche report also
notes that:
"...development of expanded scenario-based exercises is scheduled for
early 2021."
I request copies of the debriefings/evaluations of any scenario-based
response exercises conducted by the Ministry, and their resulting
recommendations, since the beginning of this year.”

 

The Ministry of Health has decided to extend the period of time available
to respond to your request under section 15A of the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act) as further consultation is required.

 

You can now expect a response to your request on, or before, 3 August
2021.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request.

 

Ngâ mihi 

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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From: Harold

Dear OIA Services,

This is a very lengthy extension, far beyond the 5 to 10 working days regarded by the Ombudsman as typically sufficient for making consultations.

Can you please provide me some detail as to why such a long extension is necessary? In particular, who the Ministry is consulting with and why the consultations cannot be completed in a normal timeframe.

Yours sincerely,

Harold

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Kia ora Harold,

The Ministry of Health has extended your request as further research, collation and consultation is required. If you are unsatisfied with the Ministry's decision to extend your request, you have the right under section 28(3) of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to review any decisions under this request.

Ngā mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]

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