Documents pertaining to or giving evidence in support of wearing face masks from state or federal sources
Dear NSW Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District,
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.
A formal application under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (NSW) would be the most appropriate method for sourcing the information you have requested.
There are validity requirements for making an access application which are listed in Section 41 of the GIPA Act. Currently, your email does not satisfy those requirements.
If you complete the form at the link below, and send it to the address nominated on the form, with the required application fee, we will be able to commence the process.
You should be aware there may be fees and charges associated with processing a formal GIPA Application. These are summarised at the below link to the Information and Privacy Commission website.
Right to Information Coordinator
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District