The Women and Equalities Committee has published its report on ‘Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services’ following its consultation earlier this year.
The report stated that:
“The temporary Coronavirus Act provisions considered in this interim report have the potential to substantially restrict or curtail important, hard-won rights that disabled people rely on for their quality of life. They must not remain available in statute for any longer than is strictly necessary. They must not become new norms, setting back disabled people’s rights by many years.”