Compliance with COVID-19 Coronavirus regulations

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FoI 03-21

05 February 2021

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) holds information relevant to your request of 13 January 2021.  In your request you asked for the following information:

“Please can you disclose all complaints that you have received against all others in Northern Ireland Assembly buildings (Assembly staff, MLA’s staff, SPADs, visitors, ancillary workers etc.) for non-compliance with Northern Ireland Assembly Covid regulations (e.g. mask wearing, social distancing etc.) in total since 1st March 2020 to today’s date. If possible can you also provide a breakdown of the nature of the complaint?”

In the period 1 March 2020 to 13 January 2021, the Assembly Commission has received one complaint from a staff member which includes reference to concerns about a lack of social distancing in relation to another staff member.


If you feel that the information we have provided does not meet your request fully, please contact this office as soon as possible.  You have the right to request a formal review by the Assembly Commission and if you wish to do so, please write to me at the above address.

If after such an internal review you are still unhappy with the response, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF who will undertake an independent review.

The Assembly Commission may publish details of your FOI request and our official response within the organisational disclosure log. The request will be completely anonymised and you will not be identified in any way. This is to meet the requirements as laid out by in the agreed publication scheme with the Information Commissioners’ Office.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above.

Yours sincerely