Core UK Decision-making and Political Governance (Module 2) – Public Hearings


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Module 2 Impact Film

The following film was screened during the first Module 2 public hearing on 3 October 2023. In her opening remarks, the Chair, Baroness Hallett, said:

“Fourteen people, from across the UK, have been recorded talking about the devastating impact the pandemic has had on their lives and the lives of their families. The film includes references to bereavement, grief, care homes, hospital wards, funerals, feelings of guilt, feelings of anger, loneliness and isolation, Long Covid in adults, Long Covid in children, mental health, physical disability and to lockdown rule-breaking.

I am extremely grateful to those who have agreed to participate. I know how difficult it must have been for them to do so on camera.”

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Day Agenda
3 Oct 23
Start time 10:30 am
  • Introductory remarks from the Chair
  • Module 2 Impact Film
  • Introduction from Counsel to the Inquiry
  • Submissions from Core Participants
  • Submissions from Core Participants
End time 4:30 pm