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Please see below for the latest Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry news.

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 Counsel 

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.

Lord Brailsford appointed Chair to the Inquiry

Published: 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 Inquiry

Published: 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 Chair

Published: 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 resignation

Published: 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 day

Published: 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 II

Published: 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 in a series of Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry newsletters, which we hope will be a useful source of information for people seeking to follow our progress and engage with us in the months and years ahead.

Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry opens core participant application process

Published: 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" Letters

Published: 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 Published

Published: 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 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 Scottish COVID-19 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.

Academic Scoping Research to be Published Soon

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

Coming soon

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 Inquiry

Published: 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 Inquiry

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

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