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About the UK Covid-19 Inquiry

Harding Evans have been appointed as the Recognised Legal Representative for ‘Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Cymru’, who have been granted Core Participant status in the Covid-19 UK Public Inquiry. 

Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Cymru have been granted core participant status in Module 1, Module 2, Module 2B, Module 3, and Module 4. In broad terms:

  • Module 1 will examine the UK’s resilience and preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic. The public hearings for Module 1 concluded on 19th July 2023. You can access the transcript by clicking here. If you wish to view the recordings, you can do so on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel.
  • Module 2 will look at, and make recommendations upon, the UK’s core political and administrative decision-making in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic between early January 2020 until February 2022. The public hearings into this module will take place in London from the 3rd October 2023 – 14th December 2023.
  • Module 2B will examine the decision-making of key groups and individuals within the government in Wales including the First Minister and other Welsh Ministers. The public hearings into this module will take place in Wales from 26th February 2024 – 14th March 2024.
  • Module 3 will look into the governmental and societal response to Covid-19 as well as dissecting the impact that the pandemic had on healthcare systems, patients and health care workers. The dates for the public hearings into this module are yet to be confirmed.
  • Module 4 will consider a range of issues relating to the development of Covid-19 vaccines and the implementation of the vaccine roll-out, as well as, issues relating to treatment of Covid-19 through both existing and new medications. The dates for the public hearings into this module are yet to be confirmed.

With UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry already underway, we are working with ‘Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Cymru’, to assist them in their efforts to ensure that they are able to take part in the Inquiry and that the voices of the bereaved in Wales are heard.

One of the key objectives is to seek greater transparency and accountability of the events that impacted, not only those who sadly died in Wales, but the families they have left behind.

We have instructed a team of Wales and London based barristers who are highly specialised in English and Welsh law and policy (and public inquiry work).

Therefore, should you wish to be represented at the Inquiry, please see how you can get involved below.

 

How can I become involved?

Anyone who has lost a loved one to Covid-19 in Wales is able to join the Group and benefit from legal representation by Harding Evans. Such legal representation will be at no cost to you.

Please click the button below to complete the sign up form and a member of our team will be in touch to assist you in opening your case.

 

Seeking further support

We encourage all bereaved families to join the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Cymru group, which you can do through Facebook.

By signing up, you will receive regular updates on the Covid-19 Inquiry, practical support on making a complaint and the opportunity to share your story with the media, should you wish.

If you are not a user of Facebook, or would prefer not to join the Facebook Group, please let us know and we can find a suitable alternative way for you to join the Group and obtain representation.

Click on the social icons to join the group on Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter.

   

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Covid-19 Inquiry in Wales or the next steps then please do not hesitate to contact us. You can email us direct at walescovidinquiry@hevans.com

For media enquiries, please click here.

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