You can share your COVID-19 story with the Royal Commission and provide feedback on our terms of reference at www.covid19inquiry.nz.

By sharing your COVID-19 story, you can contribute to Inquiry’s work to help Aotearoa New Zealand prepare for future pandemics.

By providing feedback on the terms of reference, you can tell the Government if you think the Inquiry’s terms of reference should be broadened.

Share your COVID-19 experience with us

8 February 2024

Consultation opens

You can now share your experience of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic with us.

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24 March 2024

Consultation closes

Public input on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic closes.

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Your input is analysed

Your feedback, identifying key themes and experiences are analysed and considered.

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Writing the report

We begin writing the report, incorporating the feedback and evidence we have received and reviewed.

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30 September 2024

Final report is delivered

Our final report, including recommendations about how we can best be prepared for future pandemics, is delivered to the Governor-General.

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Share your feedback on the Inquiry's terms of reference

8 February 2024

Consultation opens

The coalition Government has said it is committed to expanding the scope of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into COVID-19 Lessons Learned based on public input, by adding additional topics to the terms of reference.
You can now share your feedback.

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24 March 2024

Consultation closes

Public input on the expansion of the Inquiry's terms of reference closes.

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Your feedback is analysed

Your feedback feedback, identifying key themes and experiences are analysed and considered.

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Your feedback is shared with and reviewed by the New Zealand Government

A report of all feedback is provided to the Department of Internal Affairs. They will use this information to inform advice to the Minister of Internal Affairs about the changes the Government might make to the Inquiry’s terms of reference.

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The conclusion to this consultation is announced

The Minister of Internal Affairs completes the relevant parliamentary processes, and the New Zealand Government determines whether the Inquiry’s current terms of reference are changed.

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