Update: Inquiry publishes witness timetable for its first public hearings

  • Published: 8 June 2023
  • Topics: Hearings, Module 1

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry will begin hearing evidence for its first investigation into the UK’s preparedness and resilience for a pandemic on Tuesday 13 June 2023 at 10:00.

These public hearings are when the Chair, Baroness Heather Hallett, begins formally listening to evidence. Six weeks of hearings are planned for Module 1, which will run until Thursday 20 July.

The hearing will open with a statement from the Chair, followed by a short film showing the impact of the pandemic, featuring people from across the UK, sharing their experiences of loss.

The voices of some of those who suffered most during the pandemic will be heard through the film. Some people may find the film difficult to watch.

This will be followed by opening statements from Core Participants to the first investigation. The Inquiry will then hear testimony from witnesses.

A timetable for witnesses for the first week of hearings is now available.

The hearings are open to the public and will be held at the Inquiry’s hearing centre, Dorland House, 121 Westbourne Terrace, London, W2 6BU. Seating at the hearing centre is limited and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

The hearings will also be available to view on our YouTube channel, subject to a three minute delay.

The Inquiry will publish a transcript of the hearing at the end of the working day.

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