Let’s Be Heard: Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry

What lessons do you think should be learned from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland? Share your experiences to help be better prepared in future.

The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry is investigating the devolved strategic response to the pandemic in
Scotland between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2022. The Inquiry will establish the facts, identify
the lessons that need to be learned, and make recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

The purpose of Let’s Be Heard is to encourage people across Scotland to engage with the Inquiry by sharing their experiences of the pandemic. To be better prepared for the future, it is important they hear directly from people about what happened to them and understand the lessons they believe should be learned. The information gathered through Let’s Be Heard between May and October 2023 will help guide the Inquiry’s investigations and inform its reports and recommendations. To achieve this, the Inquiry needs to reach as many people as possible across Scotland, which will help them identify any disproportionate or unequal impacts of the pandemic.

Let’s Be Heard is asking the public three core questions:

There are tools and resources to help you to do this, including: forms, guidance for groups, Easy Read resources, materials for children and young people, and translations into different languages.

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