Report, Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services

The Women and Equalities Committee published its Report Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report (HC 1050), on 22 December 2020. The Women and Equalities Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Equalities Office (GEO). The Report considered disabled people's access to … Continue reading Report, Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services

Coronavirus Restrictions: 12 April & What’s Changed

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. From 12 April: non-essential retail can reopen personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with … Continue reading Coronavirus Restrictions: 12 April & What’s Changed

Report: Coronavirus, the social impacts on disabled people Feb 2021

From the ONS (Office For National Statistics) In February 2021, among people aged 16 years and over in Great Britain: A larger proportion of disabled people (78%) than non-disabled people (69%), said they were worried (very or somewhat) about the effect that the coronavirus (COVID-19) was having on their life; for disabled people this proportion … Continue reading Report: Coronavirus, the social impacts on disabled people Feb 2021

Calderdale GPs offering pulse oximeters to those vulnerable to COVID-19

Devices to monitor oxygen levels and pulse rate are being offered to those patients in Calderdale that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 and suffer from breathlessness or other associated symptoms. Patients or their carers can use these devices, called pulse oximeters, at home and if the readings show oxygen levels are starting to fall, the patient … Continue reading Calderdale GPs offering pulse oximeters to those vulnerable to COVID-19

Government Releases 4-Step Plan to End Covid-19 Restrictions

Today, Monday 22 February 2021, the Government has released its first detailed and timetabled plan to release the Coronavirus-combatting restrictions the country has been under since 4 January. Here is a summary of the main points: Step one - 8 March: will see schools reopening and two people allowed to meet outdoors for a chat. … Continue reading Government Releases 4-Step Plan to End Covid-19 Restrictions

Government Reports Into Vaccine Safety

This report from the Government covers the safety of the Coronavirus vaccines. There's a link to a more detailed report at the foot of the page. Government Report Into Vaccine Safety Data published from UK’s independent medicines regulator confirms approved vaccines meet strict regulatory standards for safety Vast majority of reported side effects are mild … Continue reading Government Reports Into Vaccine Safety

Plan Your Bus/Train Travel to Vaccination Centres

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has put in place several measures to assist local people in getting to community vaccination centres by public transport, including a journey planner facility on their website (see below) - plus they are extending concessionary travel times for people travelling to the vaccinations. Concessionary Travel: Rules around concessionary travel will be relaxed, as holders … Continue reading Plan Your Bus/Train Travel to Vaccination Centres