Following the Government’s announcement last week that it will be proceeding with a statutory inquiry into their handling of the pandemic, the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice have taken the decision to withdraw their plans to seek a judicial review, having achieved their initial aim of securing the statutory inquiry.

Jo Goodman, co-founder of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice said: “Last year Boris Johnson said he would ‘of course’ meet with us, only to backtrack a week later because of “legal proceedings”, despite those having never started. He has now refused to meet with us on seven different occasions, causing real distress to bereaved families who feel dismissed and silenced. Now that we’ve confirmed that we won’t be seeking a review, there is no possible reason for him to not stick to his original promise he made last year. We are ready when you are Prime Minister.”