Covid inquiry: When will it happen and how does it work? There have been calls for an independent public inquiry into the UK's pandemic response to start immediately. The Guardian view on the Covid report: a reckoning begins | EditorialEditorial: Multiple failings are revealed in a critique of pandemic policy by MPs. It marks the start of a long, hard process UK's 'policy approach of fatalism' early in pandemic was major error, lawmakers sayThe delay to England's first coronavirus lockdown was a serious error based on groupthink that went unchallenged, lawmakers said in a report published on Tuesday, adding that failures in testing positive cases and tracing their contacts exacerbated the cr Tuesday briefing: Covid response ‘one of UK’s worst ever failures’Inquiry delivers damning report on government’s handling of crisis … UK public backs strong climate action … and the allure of slippers UK 'waited too long' to impose COVID-19 lockdown: reportA parliamentary report said that hesitancy to impose an unpopular lockdown meant that Britain's government missed the opportunity to contain the virus. Errors and delays in UK Covid response ‘cost lives’ - follow updates liveFollow the latest updates Report gives damning assessment of early UK response to pandemicBritain’s government waited too long to impose a lockdown in the early days of pandemic, leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths, a parliamentary report said. Covid: UK start to pandemic worst public health failure ever, MPs sayGovernment too slow to lock down and test-and-trace was chaotic, but jabs rollout a success, MPs say.