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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. 

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

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

Inquiry Chair meets bereaved families and relatives of care home residents

Published: 01/12/2022 - 3:49pm

Lord Brailsford, Chair of the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry, has undertaken an initial series of meetings with bereaved families and relatives of care home residents in Scotland.  

Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry Chair appoints Senior and Junior CounselĀ 

Published: 30/11/2022 - 11:56am

Lord Brailsford, Chair of the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry, has appointed Stuart Gale KC as Co-lead Counsel, and Faryma Bahrami, Mary Ellen Stewart and Alan Caskie as Junior Counsel to the Inquiry.

Inquiry launches listening project pilot

Published: 29/11/2022 - 2:30pm

The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has launched the first phase of its listening project pilot activities.