Hold a public inquiry into the Government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

Hold a public inquiry into the Government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

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We are a group of hundreds of bereaved families who have come together to seek justice in the names of our loved ones gone too soon from Covid-19.

The UK death toll has risen to over 40,000, and it is one of the highest in the world. We’re urgently calling for an inquiry to find out why - and to stop this happening again. Especially as we may be on the brink of a second wave.

Each person who has died in this pandemic is a loved person, a life gone too soon and a family torn apart. They are not just numbers, but our treasured relatives who will be missed forever.

As information comes to light, it is clear that there were huge gaps in the country’s preparedness including delays to locking down, inadequate supplies of PPE, policies of discharging into care homes and more. They have all been identified as having contributed to the level of the death toll. It's heartwrenching to know that some of the deaths could have been prevented if only this had been handled better.

Despite this, the government continues to refer to its ‘apparent success’ and being ‘proud’ of its record. Not only is this deeply hurtful for bereaved families who have already gone through a traumatic loss to hear, but this reluctance to engage honestly with what has gone wrong is a barrier to learning. Our greatest fear is that more families will needlessly go through the loss and trauma we are experiencing. This fear has grown in recent weeks as the government takes steps to lift lockdown measures despite warnings from scientists that the country is not ready and doing so risks bringing about a second wave.

Please join us in calling on the government to start an immediate inquiry into its approach to the Covid-19 pandemic. Unless this happens, more lives will be at risk. 

**You can also support our campaign by contributing to our Crowdfunder appeal for our legal bid to secure a public inquiry at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/CovidInquiryNow **