Protocols, notices and orders
Protocols, notices and orders are documents produced by the Inquiry which explain some of the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry’s procedures. Further protocols, notices and orders will be added during the lifetime of the Inquiry after being approved by the Chair.
Protocol on Leave to Appear
This Protocol sets out the application process for Leave to Appear at Inquiry hearings.
Restriction Order 1: Health and Social Care
The Inquiry has published a Restriction Order pertaining to health and social care.
Protocol on Applications for Restriction Orders
This Protocol sets out the process for parties to apply for a Restriction Order and the process that the Chair and the Inquiry’s legal team will follow when processing such applications.
Protocol on Public Access to Documents
This protocol is about the redaction of information by the Inquiry from documents before they are published. It also explains the procedure to be followed if any document provider wishes information to be redacted or otherwise not provided to the Inquiry.
Protocol on Applying for Core Participant Status
This protocol explains the process of applying for core participant status within the Inquiry. Parties designated by the Inquiry as core participants have some additional rights as explained in the Inquiry's Core Participant Protocol.
Protocol on Applying for Legal Expenses
This protocol explains who is eligible to apply for their legal expenses to be paid by the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry. It covers the application process, and how decisions are made about who should be given an award.
Protocol for Receipt and Handling of Information
This protocol describes how the Inquiry will obtain and manage the information it receives.
This notice explains how the Inquiry will collect and manage personal data.
"Do Not Destroy" letters
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has issued a series of “do not destroy” letters to a range of organisations or individuals that may hold information relevant to the Inquiry’s investigation.