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


Test, Trace and Isolate (Module 7) – Preliminary Hearings

  • Date: 27 June 2024
  • Starts: 11:00am
  • Module: Test, Trace and Isolate (Module 7)
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Module 7 will look at, and make recommendations on, the approach to testing, tracing and isolation adopted during the pandemic.

This broadcast is scheduled. You will be able to stream it below or on our YouTube channel (opens in new tab) from 11:00am on 27 June 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

Share your pandemic stories this Carers Week with Every Story Matters

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry is encouraging carers across the UK to share their pandemic experiences as part of Every Story Matters.

  • Date: 10 June 2024

Inquiry update: New investigations announced; Module 8 ‘Children and Young People’

The Chair of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry, Baroness Hallett, has opened the Inquiry’s eighth investigation examining the impact of the pandemic on children and young people and has set out plans to open two further investigations in 2024.

  • Date: 21 May 2024

Inquiry in Northern Ireland to highlight Every Story Matters on eve of Belfast hearings

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry’s Module 2C hearings begin in Northern Ireland on Tuesday 30 April 2024. 

  • Date: 29 April 2024

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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.