Commissioner gives evidence in UK Covid-19 Inquiry

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry is an independent public inquiry set up to examine the UK’s response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, to learn important lessons for the future. This inquiry will not deal with issues of civil and criminal liability, instead recommendations for future change will be presented. 

The Covid-19 inquiry sat in Belfast from Tuesday 30 April until Thursday 16 May 2024. This was Module 2C of the inquiry which deals with decision making and political governance in Northern Ireland.  

During the pandemic, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland played a significant role as a vocal, independent advocate for the rights and interests of older people. The Commissioner is one of several core participants who had been called to give evidence in this module. 

The Commissioner gave his evidence in person at the Hearing in the Clayton Hotel at 10am on Wednesday 1 May.

You can watch the Commissioner's Hearing here

You can read the Commissioner's opening statement here  and his Witness Statement here

You can read a summary of his evidence here

For more information on the Inquiry visit the Covid 19 website