Call for action by European Disability Forum, 13 March 2020, accessible here

In the light of the current pandemic and its disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities, the European Disability Forum (EDF) has developed the following recommendations for policy makers, through discussion with our members., based on our members’ current work, and priorities. These recommendations aim to address the range of risks persons with disabilities face.  Persons with disabilities face the same risk as the rest of the population, compounded by many other issues: disruption of services and support, in some cases, pre-existing health conditions which leave them more at risk of developing serious illness or dying, being excluded from health information and mainstream health provision, living in an inaccessible world where barriers to good and services are everywhere, being disproportionately more likely to live in institutional settings.

Read all the recommendations here