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Inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales

Purpose of the consultation

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales.


The inquiry will consider the impact of the outbreak, and its management, on health and social care services in Wales. As part of this, the Committee will examine the response by the Welsh Government and relevant public bodies, as well as considering the impact on staff, patients and others receiving care or treatment in both clinical settings and the community. It will also consider the Wales response in the wider, UK context.


The Committee is keen to hear from anyone with an interest in this inquiry.

In addition to inviting views in writing, we will also be undertaking a programme of virtual oral evidence gathering. Full details of these sessions will be published on our website as and when they are finalised.


Responding to the call for views


Given the current circumstances, we are not asking for a lengthy response. Please share what you can, and we will contact you where we need more information.


There is no fixed deadline for you to submit your views. We ask that you share them with us as soon as you are able so that we can follow things up in as timely a way as possible.


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How we use your information

As a matter of course, we publish all views we receive.

For individuals submitting in a private capacity, we anonymise views before they are published. The names and roles of those submitting in a professional capacity will be published, as will the names of organisations submitting information. We may remove personal data from the published version of your evidence if we consider that it could be used to identify you or a third party personally; and/or we agree to do so in response to a request by you.


Please ensure that you have considered our policy on disclosure of information before sending information to us, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.



We work in two official languages, Welsh and English. You can submit in either (or both if your organisation’s standards or schemes require you to do so), in line with our Official Languages Scheme. We will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.



Individual cases

While all views submitted will help our thematic scrutiny of Covid-19 and its impact, we are unable to advise on, or take up, individual cases. However, your local representatives will be able to assist you and you can find their details on our website. 


At this difficult time, people will have many questions about coronavirus related to health and social care, employment rights, benefits, business support, travel, food, retail, cancellations, education and lots more. The Senedd Research blog can point you in the direction of the most up-to-date information and guidance from official and reputable sources.


We are in the process of working through the responses received to date and will be publishing them on a regular basis. If you have responded and it has not yet appeared please be assured that we are currently working on it.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Email: SeneddHealth@Senedd.Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565