A recent Art.2 inquest into the death of a patient transport driver, Mark Woolcock, found that there had been no breach of duty or failure to protect him from the virus by his employer, an NHS Trust. He developed Covid-19 towards the end of March 2020 and sadly died in April 2020 after more than two weeks in ITU. Having heard 9 days of evidence, the Coroner concluded that it was the Trust’s policy at the time that no known or suspected Covid-19 patient would be transported by Mr Woolcock. He also concluded that clinicians assessed the Covid-19 status of patients in accordance with national criteria. The Coroner determined that it was not possible to determine where Mr Woolcock had come into contact with Covid-19. Any possible contact was inadvertent and not the result of a failure of the Trust’s systems or any breach of duty. Cara Guthrie and Charlotte Gilmartin, instructed by Kennedys, acted for the NHS Trust. Featured on BBC here.