Thank you for your letter dated 30 April 2020. Given the importance of these statistics, I am encouraged to hear that the daily COVID-19 related statistics for Northern Ireland will be published today through a public facing dashboard.
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 2.00pm each day, starting on Friday 1 May 2020. I also welcome your intention to provide more comprehensive information, through reviewing the content, in line with user feedback.
Thank you for considering these issues carefully, and for all you are doing to ensure the provision of trustworthy, high quality and high value statistics during this very difficult time.
Director General for Regulation