Please see below for the latest Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry news.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry appoints chief executivePublished: 31/05/2023 - 12:00pm
Ian Duddy is to join the Inquiry from the Scottish Human Rights Commission, where he is currently Chair.
Long COVID to form part of Inquiry's investigationsPublished: 26/05/2023 - 1:18pm
Lord Brailsford has determined that certain matters relating to long COVID fall within the Inquiry’s formal remit.
Inquiry launches its listening project, Let’s Be HeardPublished: 22/05/2023 - 4:02pm
Let’s Be Heard is the main channel for people who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2022 to share their experiences with the Inquiry, tell us how those experiences impacted on them and people they know, and highlight any lessons they believe should be learned so we are better prepared in future.
Inquiry reopens core participant and funding application process for health and social care investigationsPublished: 23/03/2023 - 5:23pm
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has reopened the core participant and funding application process for its health and social care investigations. Applications can be submitted until 11.59pm on 14 April 2023.
Inquiry announces hearing structure and sequencePublished: 15/03/2023 - 9:30am
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has announced a thematic approach to its hearings and investigations, prioritising people most impacted by the pandemic in Scotland.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry Newsletter: Issue 3 (Winter 2022-23)Published: 28/02/2023 - 12:57pm
The latest edition of our newsletter features the official name of the Inquiry's listening project, how we are working with the UK Covid-19 Inquiry to avoid duplicating work, and a look at the ways in which you can get involved with our Inquiry.
Scottish and UK Covid-19 Inquiries formalise how they will work togetherPublished: 23/02/2023 - 9:51am
An agreement has been published setting out how the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry and the UK Covid-19 Inquiry will work together. A memorandum of understanding has been signed by both inquiries and formalises the process.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry opens first round of funding application processPublished: 23/12/2022 - 9:57am
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has today launched its application process for those wishing to claim funding from the Inquiry to cover legal expenses.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry secures premisesPublished: 22/12/2022 - 12:04pm
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has signed a lease for premises at Waverley Gate, Edinburgh.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry announces core participantsPublished: 08/12/2022 - 8:30am
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has published the list of individuals, groups and organisations granted core participant status by Lord Brailsford, the Inquiry Chair.
Inquiry Chair meets bereaved families and relatives of care home residentsPublished: 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 CounselPublished: 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 pilotPublished: 29/11/2022 - 2:30pm
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has launched the first phase of its listening project pilot activities.
Lord Brailsford appointed Chair to the InquiryPublished: 27/10/2022 - 4:50pm
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced to the Scottish Parliament the appointment of Lord Brailsford as the new judicial Chair of the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry Newsletter: Issue 2 (Autumn 2022)Published: 26/10/2022 - 11:57am
The latest edition of our newsletter features more information and updates on the Inquiry continuing its important work pending the appointment of a new Chair, an update on the core participant application status, how we will inform our reports and how we are collaborating with the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.
Independent Commission on Emergency Powers to assist Scottish COVID-19 InquiryPublished: 21/10/2022 - 12:17pm
On 19 October 2022 Lady Poole met Sir Jack Beatson, chair of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers.
Inquiry continues important work pending appointment of new ChairPublished: 18/10/2022 - 3:59pm
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry team remains resolutely committed to independently investigating the devolved strategic response to the pandemic in Scotland, and we are continuing our important work on behalf of the public pending the appointment of a new Chair.
Inquiry Chair tenders resignationPublished: 03/10/2022 - 9:00am
Lady Poole, Chair to the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has tendered her resignation and issued the following statement.
Inquiry staff training dayPublished: 27/09/2022 - 2:29pm
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has held a staff training day for all working in the Inquiry.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIPublished: 09/09/2022 - 9:02am
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry extends its sincere condolences to The King and the family of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, following the announcement of her death at Balmoral on 8 September 2022.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry Newsletter: Issue 1 (Summer 2022)Published: 30/08/2022 - 9:09am
Welcome to the first Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry newsletter, allowing people to follow our progress and engage with us in the months and years ahead.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry opens core participant application processPublished: 12/08/2022 - 11:52am
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has today launched its application process for those wishing to be designated as a core participant.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry Issues "Do Not Destroy" LettersPublished: 05/08/2022 - 3:45pm
The letters have been sent to a range of organisations or individuals that may hold information relevant to the Inquiry's investigation.
Public Access to Documents Protocol PublishedPublished: 14/07/2022 - 4:26pm
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has published a new Protocol on public access to documents.
Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry publishes Academic Scoping ResearchPublished: 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 Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry’s Terms of ReferencePublished: 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.
Academic Scoping Research to be Published SoonPublished: 25/05/2022 - 9:00am
As part of the planning process, the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry commissioned introductory research from academic institutions including the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Highlands and Islands, and Birmingham.
Public Launch of the Scottish COVID-19 InquiryPublished: 25/05/2022 - 9:00am
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has been set up and is officially launched.
New Q&A for the Scottish COVID-19 InquiryPublished: 25/05/2022 - 9:00am
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has developed some Q&A to help answer your important questions.