12 May 2022

Inequalities faced during the pandemic should be prioritised, says chair of Covid-19 public inquiry

Health and Social Care Editor

Inequalities should be put to the forefront of the Covid inquiry to highlight the unequal impact the pandemic had on different parts of society, according to its chair.

It’s one of several new recommendations Baroness Heather Hallett made to the Prime Minister today.

The inquiry will look at the response to the pandemic, but after more than 20,000 responses to the consultation she wants to broaden its terms.