On 14 December 2021, the Scottish Government published the terms of reference for the public inquiry into the handling of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland.
The terms of reference were informed by public engagement and are subject to a period of reflection by the chair, Lady Poole, who will be able to suggest adjustments, which may include taking the remit of the UK-wide COVID-19 inquiry into account.
The period covered by the inquiry will be from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022, but it will also consider pandemic planning undertaken prior to this. The chair will now begin the process of appointing staff so the inquiry can begin considering evidence.
Source: Scottish Government, 14 December 2021