PCR Tests

Christopher Thanos made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Ministry of Health

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by NSW Ministry of Health.

Dear NSW Ministry of Health,

With the current in service PCR tests being used to detect COVID-19. I believe they have been used to unknowingly collect DNA samples from citizens in this state, country and the world under the guise of a test. As we have seen in the UK with reports of 3rd parties acquiring the DNA of citizens from this test, I would like to know whether the NSW government has any intention of storing its citizens DNA on a database, why they want to do this, if they will sell it off or share this information to 3rd parties and if they have in fact used these tests to collect, store and sell off DNA samples.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Thanos

MOH-GIPA, NSW Ministry of Health

Thank you for contacting the Ministry of Health GIPA inbox. This email
address is for GIPA Act (Government Information Public Access Act) related
enquiries only.


* For information related to COVID-19 please see NSW Health’s updated
advice and information on our [1]web page.  This includes the latest
updates, FAQs and a range of information for health professionals, as
well as a link to the NSW Government – Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage
that provides advice and information for community and businesses,
including information about COVID-19 symptoms, testing and social


* For information relating to your health or medical records, please
contact the [2]Local Health District or health service where you or
your family received care.


* For all non- GIPA Act related enquiries, or if you would like to
provide feedback please refer to the NSW Health feedback page:


For all GIPA related enquiries, we will attend to your message as soon as



Thank you

NSW Ministry of Health GIPA team

This message is intended for the addressee named and may contain
confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, please
delete it and notify the sender.

Views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, and
are not necessarily the views of NSW Health or any of its entities.


Visible links
1. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious...
2. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/lhd/Pages/...
3. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/pages/feed...

MOH-GIPA, NSW Ministry of Health

Dear Mr Thanos

Thank you for contacting the NSW Ministry of Health.

Your email is not considered to be a GIPA request as the legislation is not designed to answer questions.

For information relating to testing practices please contact NSW Health Pathology by the following link: https://www.pathology.health.nsw.gov.au/...


Ministry of Health GIPA Team

Corporate Governance and Risk Management | Legal and Regulatory Services
NSW Ministry of Health | 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards, New South Wales 2065
[email address]

show quoted sections