COVID-19 Independent Continuous Review, Improvement and Advice Group

To ensure our ongoing response to COVID-19 is informed by the best available expert advice, the Minister for COVID-19 Response has established the COVID-19 Independent Continuous Review, Improvement and Advice Group.

Purpose of the group

The purpose of the group is to provide advice to the Minister for the COVID-19 Response on specific areas of the response where improvements could be made with the benefit of alternative and independent perspectives.

The Group could;

  • Consider the current COVID-19 response efforts across the Government’s system-wide response, encompassing border, managed isolation and quarantine, and public health response; and 
  • Provide an ongoing independent perspective on the robustness of the COVID-19 response system and opportunities for continuous improvement on specific aspects of the response to give the Minister assurance that the necessary learnings have been recorded and implemented by agencies.


  • Sir Brian Roche, Chair 
  • Rob Fyfe, Member
  • Dr Debbie Ryan, Member
  • Professor Phillip Hill, Member
  • Dr Dale Bramley, Member

Terms of reference

Terms of Reference define the purpose and scope for the COVID-19 Independent Continuous Review, Improvement and Advice Group.

Read the Terms of Reference [PDF, 207 KB]

Progress reporting against the group's recommendations

The group has proposed that all recommendations from this review and previous reports should be actively monitored and reported upon monthly. These reports are intended to provide assurance to Ministers, and the public, that the COVID-19 Response system is learning and adapting over time.

Read the latest reports

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