UK Covid-19 Inquiry opens third investigation into the impact of the pandemic on healthcare

8 November 2022

Today, the UK Covid-19 Inquiry opens its third investigation, which considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Baroness Heather Hallett, Chair of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry said: “The pandemic had an unprecedented impact on health systems across the UK. The Inquiry will investigate and analyse the Read more…

Inquiry announces second preliminary hearing dates

13 October 2022

Preliminary hearings for the Inquiry’s second investigation will begin on Monday 31 October and will take place over three days. It will be split into parts, to focus on each of the devolved nations separately. On Monday 31 October, the Inquiry will hold a preliminary hearing for Module 2, which will examine the UK’s core Read more…

The Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

9 September 2022

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry team and I extend our deepest condolences to His Majesty the King and all the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Baroness (Heather) Hallett.

Update from the Inquiry: next steps for Module 1

17 August 2022

We have now closed the Core Participant application window for Module 1.  Module 1 will examine the resilience and preparedness of the United Kingdom for a Coronavirus pandemic.  The Chair will carefully review the applications and make determinations in September. Applicants will be notified directly by the Inquiry. We can also confirm that our first Read more…

UK Covid-19 Inquiry launches first investigation

21 July 2022

Today, Baroness Heather Hallett officially launched the UK Covid-19 Inquiry and opened its first investigation into how well prepared the UK was for a pandemic. Baroness Hallett also set out an ambitious timetable, with preliminary hearings starting this year, and the first witnesses to be called next spring.