The following number of Wales Office staff were absent from work for non-medical reasons:
While there was clearly a cost to the Department, no estimate as to the exact cost has been made, however based on a standard working day, if reckoned in full, this would have amounted to 238 working hours. The Department was not closed and the majority of staff managed to attend. A number of others were able to work remotely.
Staff were advised to attempt to attend if at all possible, but not to take unnecessary risks or put themselves in danger.