10 February 2022

Inquiry opens registration for February hearings


We are opening registration for people who would particularly like to attend some of the hearings this month on blood transfusion policy and practice (weeks beginning 21 and 28 February). You can find the latest timetable here.

Infection rates remain high - three times higher than in autumn - so we are asking people who would like to attend to think carefully about the risks and benefits, and the additional requirements in the hearing room (see below) before registering. We are also asking that anyone who decides they would like to attend, completes the registration form by Monday 14 February at 10 am. 

To reduce the risk of transmission in the hearing room we will be asking everyone attending to take a daily lateral flow test, and to wear FFP2/3 masks when in the hearing room or moving around. Masks will be available if required. As usual, we ask anyone who is ill for any reason or has a household or other close contact with coronavirus not to attend. 

The hearings will take place at Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4HN.  

The Inquiry will continue to facilitate the participation of everyone watching proceedings remotely by offering access to a live broadcast, in addition to the YouTube broadcast which has a short delay.