This report will cover government’s progress with securing access to potential vaccines and determining how they will be administered.
As the UK’s public spending watchdog, it is our role to support Parliament in holding the government to account.
In light of the wide range and significance of the government’s actions to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, we are carrying out a broad and varied programme of work.
We will prioritise our work on areas where we think there have been particular challenges and where we feel there is most to learn.
Read more about our work on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
This study will examine the value gained from the NHS’s arrangements with Nightingale and independent hospitals during the pandemic.
This initial report will review government’s implementation of test and trace to date.
Towards the end of March 2020, as part of the measures taken to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, schools closed to all pupils except vulnerable children and children of key workers. Some year groups returned to school in June, but most children did not return until September 2020. Therefore, for several months the majority of pupils … Read more
Our study will examine the evolving financial pressures on local government and the support provided from central government.
This report examines the government’s plan for rehousing rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the longer-term.
The study will evaluate how effectively government identified and met the needs of vulnerable people.
This report will set out the scale of COVID-19-related procurement, how rules have changed and the management of associated risks.
On 31 March 2020, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department for Education launched a voucher scheme to help give the 1.4 million children in England eligible for free school meals continued access to meals while they were not attending school. Schools joining the scheme can order shopping vouchers worth £15 … Read more
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital for preventing and controlling the spread of infection in health and care settings. It needs to be readily available, effective and supported by clear guidance covering the circumstances of its use. In our report Overview of the UK government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic we signal an intention to report on how government has managed risks created by its response to the crisis, including with respect … Read more