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Independent Isle of Man Covid Review invites public engagement

The Review is chaired by Kate Brunner KC

An independent review into the Island's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic wants to hear from 'as many Manx people, groups and institutions as possible'.

The review is looking at a wide range of topics including border controls, school closures, business support, care homes, policing, testing and so on.

Over the last few months, the Review has been gathering written and verbal evidence from Government, public bodies, and Tynwald; a process which will continue alongside public engagement. 

Individuals and groups can participate in a number of different ways. 

They may be invited to join a focus group, attend a meeting or submit a report. 

Public drop-in meetings are to be held across the Isle of Man later this month, chaired by Kate Brunner KC.

Written submissions can also be made via a link on the Independent Isle of Man Covid Review website - and those who suffered bereavement are invited to speak privately with the Review Team if they wish to do so.

The Review is also seeking information from individuals who have left Government.

In a statement, Chair Kate Brunner KC, says: "Please get in touch and tell us about how you were affected, what you think Government did well, and what you think could have been done better. 

"I appreciate that thinking back to the pandemic will be difficult for some, but your views will really help the Review team to evaluate the island’s response, and make practical recommendations."

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