Inquiry hearings

The Inquiry's Health and Social Care Impact Hearings have concluded. Closing statements will take place on 27–28 June 2024.

Past sessions can be viewed on our Hearings pages.

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Let's Be Heard is the main way in which people can engage with the Inquiry and provides an opportunity for everyone to make sure their voice is heard.


About the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry

The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry was set up in February 2022 to investigate the devolved strategic response to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2022.

The Inquiry works independently of government to establish the facts, identify lessons to be learned and make recommendations to Scottish Ministers, so we are better prepared in future. 

People have suffered because of COVID-19 in Scotland and their experiences during the pandemic will be at the heart of the Inquiry's work, guiding its investigations and informing its reports.

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Introductory film

The Inquiry has produced a short film as a formal and lasting recognition of the suffering caused by the pandemic to the people of Scotland.

The film was screened at the start of the Inquiry's preliminary hearing on 28 August 2023 in Edinburgh.

An audio described version of this film is also available on the Inquiry's YouTube channel.

Latest News and Research

Inquiry publishes list of closing statements for its health and social care impact hearings

Published: 21/06/2024

The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has published the list of closing statements to be delivered on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June, marking the end of its health and social care impact hearings.

Inquiry invites requests to attend closing statements for health and social care impact hearings

Published: 12/06/2024

The Inquiry is now accepting requests to attend closing statements for its health and social care impact hearings on 27 and 28 June.


Let’s Be Heard: Inquiry listening project launches next phase of engagement with Scotland’s communities

Published: 11/06/2024

Let’s Be Heard, the Inquiry’s listening project, has launched its next stage, Focused Engagement. This phase will help broaden the Inquiry’s understanding of the pandemic’s impact on communities across Scotland.