In December 2022, the Government announced a Royal Commission of Inquiry into lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic response.
The purpose of the Inquiry is to strengthen New Zealand’s preparedness for, and response to, future pandemics by identifying those lessons that can be learnt from New Zealand’s response to COVID-19. It’s a matter of public importance that we do so, in order to ensure that New Zealand has appropriate and effective policies and practices in place for the future.
DPMC is hosting an all-of-government function to coordinate input from agencies into the Inquiry process.
For a timeline of Aotearoa New Zealand’s significant COVID-19 events and key All-of-Government response activities click here.