I wanted to flag that the official Covid-19 Inquiry published their draft Terms of Reference (ToRs) and are conducting a short public survey on them, which ends tomorrow (Thurs 7 April at 23.59). NB this is not the full call for evidence just consultation on what topics the inquiry should look at.
Survey link here: Terms of Reference Consultation - UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry - Citizen Space
Draft ToRs here: https://covid19.public-inquiry.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/covid-19-inquiry-draft-terms-of-reference-march-22.pdf
The survey is quick to fill out and would be a great opportunity to raise issues that the network has been concerned about, such as procurement, to ensure they make it in to the final ToRs. It should only take 10-15 minutes to complete, with the following questions to answer:
- Do the Inquiry’s draft Terms of Reference cover all the areas that you think should be covered by the Inquiry?
- Which issues or topics do you think the Inquiry should look at first?
- Do you think the Inquiry should set a planned end-date for its public hearings, so as to help ensure timely findings and recommendations?
- How should the Inquiry be designed and run to ensure that bereaved people or those who have suffered harm or hardship as a result of the pandemic have their voices heard?