UK Covid-19 Inquiry public hearings: module 2, week 3 (16-19 October 2023)

Module 2 is focused on core political and administrative governance and decision-making for the UK. It will examine the initial response, central government decision making, political and civil service performance as well as the effectiveness of relationships with governments in the devolved administrations and local and voluntary sectors. It will also assess decision-making about non-pharmaceutical measures and the factors that contributed to their implementation.

This week the Inquiry heard from witnesses including Professor Mark Woolhouse, Professor Neil Ferguson and other experts in epidemiology. The Inquiry heard evidence on modelling and how scientific committees, such as the new and emerging respiratory virus threats advisory group (NERVTAG) and the scientific advisory group for emergencies (SAGE), provided advice to the government.