The proposed inquiry would be established by the end of the year, to scrutinise decisions taken in the course of this pandemic, and learn lessons for future pandemics.
It would take a person-centered, human rights-based approach with a focus on outcomes and timely reporting to identify lessons and recommendations. Particular consideration would also be given to the ‘four harms’ of the pandemic:
direct health impacts of COVID-19, including cases and deaths in care homes
other non COVID health impacts
societal impacts, including education
The public are now encouraged to share their ideas and comments on the suggested approach via e-mail by 30 September. Public feedback on the aims and principles paper should be sent to [email protected]