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Recording of Covid-19 deaths (FOI)

Recording of Covid-19 deaths (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 01 October 2021.
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What are the other named conditions that can cause someone’s death that relate to Covid-19 such as someone dying from Covid-19 alone, Covid-19 pneumonia and so on.


The Government of Jersey follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) Covid-19 guidance.

This guidance can be found in the following link at point five. As the information is publicly available, Art 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

International Guidelines for Certification and Classification (Coding) of Covid-19 as Cause of Death

Article applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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