FOI request detail

Incidence of covid amongst Tfl workers

Request ID: FOI-1231-2021
Date published: 29 October 2020

You asked

Can you please forward me the stats for this over the period - June - September. If you won't - please say why?

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-1231-2021

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 1st October 2020 asking for information about incidence of Covid-19 amongst TfL staff.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

Specifically you asked:

Incidence of covid amongst Tfl workers -

hi, can you please forward me the stats for this over the period - June - September.”

TfL does not hold the necessary data to answer your request, as no comprehensive record is kept of absences specifically in connection with confirmed cases of Covid-19. Staff recorded as absent due to Covid-19 may not have actually contracted the virus themselves, but may have been shielding or self-isolating and unable to work from home (operational staff, for example). Other staff may have contracted the virus without being aware of it. For these reasons we cannot, therefore, say what the incidence of Covid-19 has been amongst TfL workers.

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Yours sincerely,

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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