Witness statement from Professor Kevin Bampton LLB FCMI FRSA FHEA, who is also:
- a member of the Covid-19 Airborne Transmission Alliance (CATA)
- Chief Executive Officer of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection)
- on the Board of the Council for Work and Health
- Chair of the British Standards Institute Health and Safety Management Committee
- Chair to the Occupational Health Multidisciplinary Forum
- a member of the International Standards Organisation Infectious Diseases Committee.
In response to the COVID-19 Inquiry Rule 9 Request in relation to Module 1, Professor Kevin Bampton responds to the Inquiry's questions under four broad headings:
i) overview of who CATA is, how it was formed and why
ii) discussion of the basis in principle for claiming that the failure to recognise the airborne route of transmission was a fundamental barrier in pandemic resilience, preparedness and emergency planning
iii) expressing CATA's position, advocacy and engagement around issues of pandemic resilience, preparedness and emergency planning
iv) CATA's proposed lines of enquiry and interim recommendations for Module 1.