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Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee’s remit

Purpose of the consultation

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee undertook an inquiry into the Covid-19 outbreak in Wales. The consultation has now been closed, due to the forthcoming dissolution of the Fifth Senedd.


The inquiry considered the impact of coronavirus, and the response to it, on the following areas:


  • Local government;
  • Housing;
  • Equalities;
  • Tackling poverty; 
  • Human rights; and 
  • Any other issues within the committee’s portfolio. 


In October 2020 the Committee agreed to focus particularly on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the voluntary sector. A new consultation letter was issued for this work.


The Committee is keen to hear from anyone with an interest in this inquiry. Given current circumstances there is no fixed deadline by which to submit your views, we ask you to share them with us as soon as you’re able so that we can follow things up in as timely a way as possible.


You can submit your views by emailing


Providing Written Evidence

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.


Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Supporting documents

Contact details

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

Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565