Lying-in-State was not accessible says Disability Rights UK

Speaking about the access arrangements for Disabled people for Her Majesty the Queen’s Lying-in-State, Disability Rights UK CEO Kamran Mallick said: “Given the decades that have gone into planning the events around the death of Her Majesty the Queen, it is disappointing that access to these events for Disabled people is such a mixed bag.

“We welcome the potential of shorter waiting time slots and a shorter distance to queue for Disabled people, but there is still a breathtaking lack of awareness around the needs of Disabled people.

“The Government has said in a press release that “people wishing to attend the Lying-in-State, especially those with pre-existing medical conditions, are encouraged to check the guidance, plan accordingly and be prepared for significant wait times, including possibly overnight.” That is not a reasonable adjustment.”

The Government did not release easy read guidance, nor provide changing places along the accessible queue. Read further details on the Lying in State on the DR UK website.