Parliamentary Committees launch inquiry into lessons learnt from coronavirus (COVID-19)

Parliamentary Committees launch inquiry into lessons learnt from coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Health and Social Care Committee and the Science and Technology Committee have launched a joint inquiry regarding the lessons that can be learnt from the government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The two Committees will hold evidence sessions to assess the impact and effectiveness of the government’s actions and the advice it has received and will turn to specialist expertise and call witnesses to reflect on a range of issues. The issues include the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as lockdown and social distancing measures that were introduced to manage coronavirus, the impact on the social care sector and BAME communities, contract tracing and testing and modelling and the use of statistics. The Committees will also consider government communications and public health messaging, the UK’s prior preparedness for a pandemic, and the progress of treatments and vaccines.

The Joint Inquiry Chairs, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and Rt Hon Greg Clark MP stated: ‘Important lessons need to be learned that can help inform further decisions that will need to be taken in the months ahead. It is crucial to learn and apply them now since the Public Inquiry that the Prime Minister has promised is likely to be some time away. Our committees will jointly learn what went well, what didn’t, and what lessons must be learnt at this point in the pandemic.'

Source: Parliamentary Committees join forces: Inquiry launched to scrutinise Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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