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 – Wales (Module 2B) – Public Hearings

  • Date: 27 February 2024
  • Starts: 10:30am
  • Module: Core UK decision-making and political governance – Wales (Module 2B)
  • Type: Public

This broadcast is scheduled. You will be able to stream it below or on our YouTube channel (opens in new tab) from 10:30am on 27 February 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

ESM event in Paisley

Every Story Matters: Inquiry visits Paisley, Derry / Londonderry and Enniskillen to hear people's pandemic experiences

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry has travelled across Scotland and Northern Ireland - to Paisley, Derry / Londonderry and Enniskillen - to hear local people share their pandemic experiences with the Inquiry in person.

  • Date: 9 February 2024
Hearing centre at Dorland House

Update: Inquiry holds first preliminary hearing for fifth investigation: Procurement across the UK

This week will see the Inquiry hold the first preliminary hearing for its investigation into Procurement across the UK (Module 5) on Tuesday 6 February.

  • Date: 5 February 2024

Inquiry appoints new partner to investigate impact of the pandemic on children and young people.

The UK Covid Inquiry has taken a major step forward in its work to hear directly from children and young people, including those most affected by the pandemic, to help inform its findings and recommendations.

  • Date: 15 January 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.