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19/11/2020

Inquiry hearings resume on 30 November

The Inquiry will not sit the week of the 23 November.

Hearings will resume on 30 November with the conclusion of Chapter 7 evidence on the Manchester Arena Complex and security arrangements.

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05/11/2020

Hearings to continue during Covid lockdown

The Inquiry will continue to operate in-person hearings during the national lockdown in England which began on 5 November. The Chairman opened Monday’s hearings with a clear message that, as the inquiry is about learning lessons for national security and safety, he was keen to maintain progress providing it was safe to do so.

The Inquiry is now in its ninth week of hearings and the team has taken steps to ensure that this important legal process can continue to run in a safe environment, minimising risk wherever possible and implementing public health measures.

We continue to operate in Covid-secure venues, with limited attendance, and have robust procedures in place to minimise risks as far as possible to the families, core participants, staff, media and all those who attend our hearings.

Attendance has been limited to essential personnel from the outset.  The Inquiry continues to make use of live streaming and video technology to ensure that those choosing not to attend can follow proceedings remotely. Public wishing to follow the proceedings can do so via Youtube.

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23/10/2020

Inquiry hearings resume Monday 26 October

Inquiry hearings resume on Monday 26 October at 09:30 with Chapter 7: Evidence related to the Manchester Arena complex and security arrangements. This phase of evidence is scheduled to last until mid-November.

A schedule for the week’s hearings is available here.

Hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 10-minute delay.

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21/10/2020

22 October Hearing adjourned

The Manchester Arena Inquiry will adjourn the hearing tomorrow as a precaution following three confirmed and three suspected cases of Covid-19 connected to staff working at the Manchester Magistrates Court in the past seven days. The cases are not directly connected to the Manchester Arena Inquiry.

It is hoped the hearings will resume on Monday, subject to advice that it is safe to continue. The safety of everyone attending the Manchester Arena Inquiry is our priority.

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05/10/2020

Chapter 7 hearings started 5 October 2020

Chapter 7 hearings started on Monday 5 October. This chapter will consider evidence related to the Manchester Arena complex and security arrangements.

This phase of evidence is scheduled to last until mid-November.

Hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 10 minute delay.

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02/10/2020

Chapter 6: Overview Evidence has concluded

Inquiry hearings continue on Monday 5 October at 09:30 with Chapter 7: Evidence related to the Manchester Arena complex and security arrangements. This phase of evidence is scheduled to last until mid-November.

A schedule for next week’s hearings is available here.

Unless marked as restricted on the schedule, hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 10-minute delay.

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02/10/2020

Inquiry hearings continue 1 October 2020

The Inquiry hearings continue on Thursday 1 October at 09:30 with Chapter 6: Overview Evidence, which will set out the chronology of important events. A preliminary hearing dealing with protocol and legal matters related to the Inquiry main hearings will follow.

These hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 5-10 minute delay.

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30/09/2020

Chapter 5: Opening Statements on behalf of Core Participants has concluded

Inquiry hearings continue on Thursday 1 October at 09:30 with Chapter 6: Overview Evidence, which will set out the chronology of important events, scheduled for the morning. A preliminary hearing dealing with protocol and legal matters related to the Inquiry main hearings will follow later the same morning.

These hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube Channel. The stream will be operating on a 5-10 minute delay.

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28/09/2020
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18/09/2020

Commemorative Hearings continue 21 September

Commemorative Hearings are an opportunity for families of the 22 victims to pay tribute to their loved ones. Hearings continue on Monday 21 September 2020 at 09:30. Each tribute, or pen portrait, will take place over the next three days with a schedule available here.

Hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel.

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10/09/2020

Commemorative Hearings started 14 September 2020

Commemorative Hearings began on Monday 14 September 2020 at 09:30. Commemorative hearings are an opportunity for families of the 22 victims to pay tribute to their loved ones. Each tribute, or pen portrait, will take place over the next two weeks, with a schedule available here.

Hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel

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26/08/2020

Manchester Arena Inquiry started 7 September 2020

Manchester Arena Inquiry oral evidence hearings began on 7 September 2020 at Manchester Magistrates Court. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it is not possible for members of the public to attend Inquiry hearings. As a result, hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel.

The oral evidence hearing chapter structure and outline timetable can be found here.