Proactive release

The Government has publicly released documents relating to decisions as part of its response to COVID-19.

Details of released documents

This release includes the papers, minutes, and key advice for the decisions the Government has made relating to COVID-19 up to 29 May. Where a final decision has been made after 29 May this will be released in a further update.

Some information has been withheld

A small number of documents and some parts of the released documents would not be appropriate to release and, if requested, would be withheld under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). Where this is the case, the relevant sections of the Act that would apply have been identified. Where information has been withheld, no public interest has been identified that would outweigh the reasons for withholding it. 

Some information has been withheld in full, from this release in relation to the relevant section(s) of the Act:

  • Section 9(2)(f)(iv) — confidential advice 
  • Section 9(2)(ba)(ii) — information provided to the Government under an obligation of confidence
  • Section 6(a) — international relations
  • Section 9(2)(j) — commercial negotiations.

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