COVID-19: New guidance published on COVID-19 and the rights of disabled people

Date: 1st May 2020
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, General principles

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The United Nations has produced guidance setting out the impact of COVID-19 on disabled people’s rights and daily lives. This has been produced as awareness of the attitudinal, environmental, and institutional barriers which disabled people may face can create a better response to COVID-19.

This guidance seeks to:

  • Bring awareness of the pandemic’s impact on disabled people’s rights, such as their right to education and to health.
  • Draw attention to promising practices being undertaken across the globe
  • Identify key actions for States and stakeholders
  • Provide resources for further learning about ensuring a rights-based COVID-19 responses inclusive of disabled people.

Read the guidance in full here