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Welcome to the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry

The Inquiry is investigating the Covid-19 pandemic in Scotland. The Inquiry will establish the facts about the devolved response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to identify what lessons there are for the future. 

We want to learn from the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. People in Scotland have suffered as a result of Covid-19.  The Inquiry will examine what was done to face the challenge of the pandemic.  The Inquiry will report on what worked well, areas where things could have been done better, and make recommendations. 

Introduction from Lady Poole

On 14 December 2021 the Deputy First Minister announced that the Honourable Lady Poole would chair the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry.

The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry were also published, after a period of consultation. The official set up date for the Inquiry was 28 February 2022.

For an easy-read version of Lady Poole's introduction to the Inquiry, please see the link below

Human Rights and Equalities

The Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry is committed to ensuring that human rights issues are addressed properly throughout its operations. While the Inquiry cannot make findings about whether individual rights have been breached, as the Inquiry carries out its investigations it will consider adverse effects on the exercise of human rights and equalities issues where relevant.

Latest News & Research

Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry publishes Academic Scoping Research

Published: 14/06/2022 - 3:06pm

The Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry has today (15 June 2022) published the introductory research commissioned as part of the planning process in the early stages of the Inquiry establishment.

Additions to the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference

Published: 09/06/2022 - 4:00pm

On 9 June 2022 it was announced in the Scottish Parliament that additional matters would be added to the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference.

New Q&A for the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry

Published: 25/05/2022 - 9:00am

The Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry has developed some Q&A to help answer your important questions.