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Chamber and committees

COVID-19 Recovery Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • the Scottish Government’s response to COVID-19 and actions to recover from the pandemic
  • Government legislation introduced in response to the pandemic
  • legislation or policies aiming to help Scotland recover from the pandemic
  • how Government departments work together to respond and recover from the pandemic

Next meeting

Meeting details are not yet available. They will be published here in due course.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Sigrid Robinson, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6226 Find out about call charges.

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the COVID-19 Recovery Committee

Current Members

Siobhian Brown

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Ayr (Constituency)

Murdo Fraser

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Jim Fairlie

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Perthshire South and Kinross-shire (Constituency)

John Mason

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Shettleston (Constituency)

Alex Rowley

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Brian Whittle

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Substitute Members

Jackie Baillie

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Dumbarton (Constituency)

Dr. Sandesh Gulhane

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Stuart McMillan

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Greenock and Inverclyde (Constituency)

Committee work

Current

Previous

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

COVID-19 Recovery Committee

NHS Borders Long COVID inquiry response

NHS Borders' letter regarding long COVID services.

COVID-19 Recovery Committee

Fair Start Scotland Update

Letter from the Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work on the publication of the Fair Start Scotland Annual Report, 19 January 2023

COVID-19 Recovery Committee

NHS Orkney Long COVID services

NHS Borders' letter regarding long COVID services.

Official Reports

Official Reports

Meeting date: Thursday, January 19, 2023

COVID-19 Recovery Committee

Interests, Monitoring Covid-19 Recovery, Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

Meeting date: Thursday, December 15, 2022

COVID-19 Recovery Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Covid-19 Surveillance

Reports

Committee reports

12 May 2022

COVID-19 Recovery Committee: Annual Report 2021-22

This report sets out the COVID-19 Recovery Committee's annual report for the parliamentary year from 13 May 2021 to 12 May 2022.

27 April 2022

Subordinate Legislation Considered by the COVID-19 Recovery Committee on 28 April 2022

This report sets out the COVID-19 Recovery Committee's consideration of a Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI) at its meeting on 28 April 2022.

21 April 2022

Stage 1 Report on the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 Report on the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill by the COVID-19 Recovery Committee.

Remit

To consider and report on matters relating to COVID-19 falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for COVID Recovery and other Scottish Ministers where relevant, including—

  • Cross government coordination of COVID-19 recovery policies and strategic review
  • the operation of powers under the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act, the Coronavirus Act and any other legislation in relation to the response to COVID-19
  • any secondary legislation arising from the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act
  • and any other legislation or policy in relation to the response to COVID-19.