Inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on culture, creative industries, heritage, communications and sport

The inquiry considered the impact of the outbreak, and its management on sectors under the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee’s remit, including:


>>>culture and the creative industries;


>>>national and community media, including community radio;

>>>journalism; and,

>>>for the purposes of this inquiry, we will also be looking at sport at both grass roots and elite levels.



The Committee examined the response by the Welsh Government and relevant public bodies. It also considered the Wales response in the wider, UK context.


In particular, the Committee was interested in finding out:


>>>What has been the immediate impact of Covid-19 on the sector?

>>>How effectively has the support provided by the Welsh Government, the UK Government and arms-length bodies addressed the sector’s needs?

>>>What will the likely long-term impacts of Covid-19 be on the sector, and what support is needed to deal with those?

>>>What lessons can be learnt from how the Welsh Government, the UK Government, arms-length bodies and the sector have dealt with Covid-19?

>>>How might the sector evolve after Covid-19, and how can the Welsh Government support such innovation to deal with future challenges?


Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Deleted

First published: 27/10/2021