COVID-19 preparation must include people with disability

“People with disability need to be included at every stage of this public health crisis, so that we can manage our risk of catching the virus, and make sure we can keep getting the supports we need,” said Jeff Smith, CEO, People with Disability Australia.

“We call on the Federal Government to urgently update the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 to include the needs of people with disability. In addition, people with disability must have a place at the table when talking about how we respond to this emergency.”

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation

Author:
Mirage News

Date published:
Wed 11th Mar, 2020