Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry application for designation as a core participant

Please fill in this form to apply to become a core participant.

Before applying, prospective applicants are advised to read the guidance here on how to fill out the form.

To apply by post, please email coreparticipants@covid19inquiry.scot to request a hard copy of the application form. Please note: for postal applications to be accepted, they will need to be postmarked on or before the deadline of 16 September 2022.

Your name and status

Main contact details

Post Email

Contact details of your lawyer (if you have one)

Yes No

Your interest

What is your interest in the outcome of the Inquiry?

(The answers to this question should not exceed 300 words. We will only consider information provided in this form.)

Are you representing a number of people with similar interests? If yes, please provide details.

(The answers to this question should not exceed 200 words. We will only consider information provided in this form.)

Please select the topics in the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference in which you have a significant interest, have played a significant role or anticipate criticism in relation to Scottish matters (the full Terms of Reference can be found here):

Pandemic planning and exercises carried out by the Scottish Government
The decisions to lockdown and to apply other restrictions and the impact of those restrictions
The delivery of a system of testing, outbreak management and self-isolation
The design and delivery of a vaccination strategy
The supply, distribution and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The requirement for shielding and associated assistance programmes, provided or supported by public agencies
In care and nursing homes, the transfer of residents to or from homes, treatment and care of residents, restrictions on visiting, infection prevention and control, and inspections
The provision of healthcare services and social care support, including the management and support of staff and the recognition, involvement and support of unpaid carers
The delivery of end-of-life care and the use of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions
Welfare assistance programmes, for example those relating to benefits or the provision of food, provided or supported by public agencies
The delivery of education and certification
Financial support and guidance given to businesses and the self-employed, including in relation to identification of keyworkers, by public agencies

The initial criteria

Please tell us which of these criteria you satisfy and why (you can satisfy more than one):

  • You have had a direct and significant role in the matters under investigation
  • You have a significant interest in an important aspect of a matter the Inquiry is considering
  • You might be subjected to significant or particular criticism

Additionally tell us why would it be desirable for you to be a core participant?

(The answers to this question should not exceed 300 words. We will only consider information provided in this form.)

Reasons why your application to be a core participant should be granted

Please explain why you think the Chair should grant your application to be designated a core participant.

(The answers to this question should not exceed 400 words. We will only consider information provided in this form.)

The facts you intend to rely on

Please provide a brief summary of the main facts on which you are likely to rely during the course of the Inquiry.

(The answers to this question should not exceed 300 words. We will only consider information provided in this form.)

Consent

Yes No
Yes No

Declaration

I confirm that the information I have provided in this application form is true and correct to the best of my belief and knowledge.

The Inquiry will treat the information you provide in accordance with its Protocol for the Receipt and Handling of Information and Privacy Notice.



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