Friday 19 June 2020 / 2:12 PM Disabilities / Vicky Foxcroft

Covid-19 deaths by disability status – Foxcroft responds

Vicky Foxcroft MP, Shadow Minister for Disabled People, responding to ONS statistics on Covid-19 deaths by disability status, said:

At the start of this pandemic, we knew that many disabled people were more vulnerable to Covid-19 yet the Government failed to consult with and consider the needs and concerns of people with disabilities.

“The Government needs to urgently examine these deeply concerning figures and outline the next steps to ensure disabled people are protected, particularly as lockdown measures are eased.