Press releases and updates from the APPG on Coronavirus are published here.

Zero-Covid Recommendations | Aim for ‘Zero-COVID UK’

The APPG on Coronavirus recommends that the UK Government publicly commits to a Zero-Covid strategy in England.

To reduce the risk of a second wave in England and the UK ahead of - or coinciding with - winter 2020, the APPG on Coronavirus recommends that the UK Government aims to reduce the number of new cases seen in England over a seven day rolling average to no more than one new case per million population per day in each region of England.

Care Homes are ‘like Prisons’ Post-Lockdown, MPs Told

- ‘Devastating‘ impact on residents’ mental health described at weekly all-party group on coronavirus
- Third evidence session streamed live on social media focused on impact of pandemic on social care settings
- Residents ‘losing the will to live’ charity head warns MPs
- Today’s full session here: https://tinyurl.com/y4q3uaw7

PM refused to meet bereaved families, covid inquiry MPs told

- ‘Long-Covid’ and bereaved family witnesses give evidence to cross-party rapid inquiry
- Support networks needed for people living with long-Covid and those who have lost loved ones, inquiry told
- Inquiry chair Layla Moran MP: ‘unacceptable that bereaved families met with wall of indifference from Number 10’

900 Individuals and Organisations submit to All-Party Group on Coronavirus

Over 900 organisations and individuals submit evidence to all-party group on coronavirus in just eight days - as Boris johnson tells PMQs he’d be ‘very happy to look’ at rapid inquiry’s recommendations

All-party group of MPs to launch rapid inquiry into government response to coronavirus

A cross-party group of MPs is launching a rapid inquiry into the Government response to coronavirus ahead of the winter months.

All-party Group Of MPs To Launch Rapid Inquiry Into Government Response To Coronavirus

  • Newly created all-party parliamentary group (APPG) chaired by Layla Moran MP will take evidence from public, bereaved families, health experts and professional bodies
  • Group aims to learn lessons from UK handling of coronavirus to ensure greater preparedness ahead of the winter months
  • Other MPs on group include Conservative Dr Dan Poulter and Labour’s Clive Lewis 
  • Widespread calls for public inquiry and rapid review being taken up by group so key recommendations can emerge quickly, with inquiry to be completed by end of summer

A cross-party group of MPs is launching a rapid inquiry into the Government response to coronavirus ahead of the winter months.

Minutes: Inaugural Meeting

Wednesday, 08 July 2020, 15.00pm

In Attendance:
Layla Moran MP, Dr Dan Poulter MP, Liz Saville-Roberts MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Baroness Jenny Jones, Debbie Abrahams MP, Munira Wilson MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton

Non-voting attendees: Tom Brufatto, Dr Mike Galsworthy, Sam Payne, Ellie Dyer.

Apologies: Clive Lewis MP, Caroline Lucas MP


Nearly Three In Five Brits Want An Independent Public Inquiry On Govt Handling Of Coronavirus

57% say public inquiry should take place on UK response to COVID, and majority of Brits claim government ISN’T prepared to handle potential peak this winter
- Research comes ahead of first meeting this Wednesday of cross-party group of MPs seeking to ensure lessons are learned
- Incoming chair Layla Moran MP: ‘each day brings more evidence of catastrophic mistakes in the handling of this pandemic’