What is the UK Covid-19 Inquiry?

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry has been set up to examine the UK’s response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and learn lessons for the future. The Inquiry’s work is guided by its Terms of Reference.

Progress of the Inquiry

The Inquiry began on 28 June 2022. Its investigations are organised into Modules. Throughout each of these Modules, the Inquiry hears evidence from witnesses, experts and Core Participants through a series of corresponding hearings.

Structure of the Inquiry


Core UK decision-making and Political Governance – Northern Ireland (Module 2C) – Public Hearings

  • Date: 30 April 2024
  • Starts: 10:00am
  • Module: Core UK decision-making and political governance – Northern Ireland (Module 2C)
  • Type: Public

This broadcast is scheduled. You will be able to stream it below or on our YouTube channel (opens in new tab) from 10:00am on 30 April 2024.

The broadcast for this hearing will be available soon.

Every Story Matters

We are inviting you to tell us about your experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Every Story Matters is an online form that asks you to choose from a list of topics and then tell us about what happened. By taking part, you help us to understand the effect of Covid-19, the response of the authorities, and any lessons that can be learned.

Find out more and take part


Updates from the Inquiry

Hundreds of children and young people set to tell the Inquiry how the pandemic affected them

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry’s work investigating the impact of the pandemic on children and young people has taken a major step forward. The Children and Young People Voices project is now ready to start hearing from several hundred children and young people, aged 9-22 years old, about how the pandemic affected them.  

  • Date: 15 April 2024

Update: Preliminary hearing for Impact of the Pandemic on Healthcare systems across the UK (Module 3) in April

The Inquiry will be holding a further preliminary hearing for its investigation into ‘the Impact of the Pandemic on Healthcare systems across the UK’ (Module 3).

  • Date: 5 April 2024

Inquiry update: Public hearings for five investigations confirmed to summer 2025

Today, the Chair of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry, Baroness Hallett, has set out more detail on the timetable for public hearings in five investigations to run to summer 2025.

  • Date: 26 March 2024

Find out about:

Publications and evidence

Our document library holds all publications and evidence related to investigations and the running of the Inquiry.

Structure of the Inquiry

Information about the topics of investigations (modules) that will be explored to deliver on the aims of the Inquiry.

Terms of Reference

The Inquiry has now received its final Terms of Reference, which set out the topics of the Inquiry’s investigations into the UK’s pandemic response.