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Documents pertaining to or giving evidence in support of wearing face masks from state or federal sources

verifysp made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Health Professional Councils Authority as part of a batch sent to 42 authorities

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Dear NSW Health Professional Councils Authority,
I am requesting documents under the Freedom of Information Act that are containing: instructions, notices, evidence to support, in regards to the wearing of face masks by your internal staff and public that was sent to you from either the State or Federal Authorities in 2021

*Notes*: to keep the scope of the docs requested reasonable see below.
- by docs I am referring to communications ie emails, memos, minutes of decision meeting, guides, Q&A. that I expect your offices would be sent due to virus outbreak.
Such Docs would have been used to convey following info and directive or policy

WHAT the State & Federal Authority wants you to do regarding mask wearing
WHY include evidence & reason why staff and/or public should obey mask mandate.
WHO these docs should show where they originated and be ideally dated also
WHEN I am only after those docs covering this 2021 delta variant covid19 outbreak
EXCEPTION - and finally what is permitted as Exceptions for staff and public including any advice on who is bearing responsibility should any legal claim arise from staff or public suffering harm from mask-wearing (risk management)

Given the ever growing global studies and verifiable results that repeatedly demonstrate that there is no scientific medical justification for enforced mask wearing. It is certainly reasonable that the public know what, precisely, the state and federal authorities communicated with your offices in regards to facemasks.

As it appears currently to have zero effect slowing the outbreak but does have negative health & mental impacts, I hope for a swift response.

Yours faithfully,


Dear Verifysp,

Thank you for your email.

You are welcome to put through a document request. In order to do so, you must fill out the forms available on our website, at: https://www.hpca.nsw.gov.au/access-infor....

The link provided will guide you through how the process works. Once you send through the forms we will be able to give you a formal response.

Kind regards,

Receptionist | Health Professional Councils Authority
Level 6 North Wing, 477 Pitt Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000 | Locked Bag 20, HAYMARKET NSW 1238
Tel (02) 9219 0254 | Fax (02) 9281 2030 |[email address]

Although the doors of our Pitt St and Gladesville Offices are temporarily closed due to our response to COVID-19, our work continues with our staff working from home to support the work of the HPCA and the 15 NSW Health Professional Councils. Find out how we are adjusting our services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

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