This letter was retrospectively published on 16 June 2022, however the original correspondence took place on 17 November 2021.

Dear Eugene,

Following our conversation, I am happy to confirm the exemption from the Code of Practice for Statistics’ standard publication time of 9.30am to permit a later release time of 2pm of the Northern Ireland vaccination status statistics during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Yours sincerely

Ed Humpherson
Director General for Regulation