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


Resilience and preparedness (Module 1)

  • Date: 13 June 2023
  • Starts: 10:00 AM
  • Type: Substantive
  • Module: 1

Module 1 is designated to look into the preparedness for the pandemic. It assesses if the pandemic was properly planned for and whether the UK was adequately ready for that eventuality.

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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.

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Updates from the Inquiry

Inquiry update: New investigations announced

Today, the Chair of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry, Baroness Hallett, has set out plans to open three further investigations in 2023 and confirmed she aims to conclude public hearings by summer 2026.

  • Date: 30 May 2023

Update : Next steps for the Inquiry’s investigation into core political and administrative decision making by the UK government

A further preliminary hearing for Module 2, the Inquiry’s investigation into core political and administrative decision making by the UK Government, will take place on Tuesday 6 June 2023 at 10:30AM.

  • Date: 30 May 2023
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Every Story Matters: Inquiry makes it easier to submit your experience

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry has published a new and improved online form to make it easier for people to share their experiences with the Inquiry.

  • Date: 23 May 2023

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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.