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


Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Healthcare Systems in the 4 Nations of the UK (Module 3) – Preliminary Hearings

  • Date: 27 September 2023
  • Starts: 10:30am
  • Module: Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare systems in the 4 nations of the UK (Module 3)
  • Type: Preliminary

This broadcast is live. You can stream it below or on our YouTube channel (opens in new tab).

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

Inquiry sets out next steps for investigating the impacts of the pandemic on children and young people

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry will deliver a bespoke and targeted research project, hearing directly from children and young people most affected by the pandemic, to help inform its findings and recommendations.   

  • Date: 7 September 2023

Update: Inquiry to begin hearing evidence for its second investigation

The Inquiry will begin hearing evidence for its second investigation, examining core UK decision making and political governance (Module 2), on Tuesday 3rd of October.

  • Date: 29 August 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.