Terms of Reference
Carry out an impartial, independent, and comprehensive evaluation of the Government of Jersey Covid-19 pandemic response.
The review will examine the effectiveness of the strategic elements of the handling of the pandemic response, related to:
|Term of reference||Detail|
|Public Health duties and interventions||
|Logistical and operational decision making||
|The balance of public health and harm with regard to wider societal impacts, including the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on certain sectors of the population and diverse communities. For example, mental health impacts on children, young people and vulnerable adults.|
|Assessment of the impact on the Jersey economy||
The aim of the review is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the future; it will not seek to re-run or critique clinical decisions or individual strategic decisions, rather it will seek to identify lessons learned and areas for improvement to inform future strategies and operational plans.
The review will make recommendations to improve capacity and effectiveness for pandemic preparedness in the context of an Island environment.
The review will take account of information and circumstances prevailing at the time of such decisions.
Notwithstanding the current lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, it is accepted that widespread transmission of a novel virus and successive variant is not over and further reviews may be necessary.