COVID-19: Resilience and emergency planning

Closed 3 Jun 2020

Opened 15 May 2020

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Thank you for responding to the invitation to submit evidence.

The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee is looking into resilience and emergency planning and the lessons that can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic .

The purpose of the Call for Views is to understand how to better manage any future outbreaks of COVID-19 or any other pandemic.

The evidence you share will support the Committee to question the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport at a Committee meeting on Tuesday 16th June 2020.

  • Did previous planning adequately prepare us for the current pandemic?
  • With hindsight, what prevented better advanced planning to deal with the pandemic? Were the right people and organisations involved?
  • What lessons have been learned which could inform the response to future outbreaks of COVID-19 infection or another pandemic?

How to submit your views

Please submit your views via the submission form, linked to below.

The call for views will close on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

If you need advice, please contact the Clerks on the email address:

Before making a submission, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how we process your personal data.  If you are under 12 years of age, please read this privacy notice.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.


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