Top of page
Coronavirus Pandemic

Persons with disabilities in Spain call for protection during COVID19 crisis

Portrait of blonde woman with surgical mask

The Canary Islands’ Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities from the (CERMI Canarias), has requested more severe enhanced protection from the public authorities for persons with disabilities and their families in measures taken against the effects of the Coronavirus.

In a statement, the entity wanted to add to the approach taken by CERMI State, which notes as an instrumental measure, the accessibility to information and communication content that public authorities are directing to the general population over the pandemic.

It added that if communication is not universally accessible, public health messages are not reaching all citizens in a national emergency situation, harming people with disabilities.

With regard to substantive measures, it required the autonomous communities, as responsible for social services, that the financing of the public administration continues during the closures and suspensions of services, etc.

In relation to a possible transitional Social Security benefit that is created for parents who are required to remain at home caring for their children whose schools or social care centres have closed, CERMI calls for an increase by 25% if they have recognized disability, for the increased cost of attention to disability situations.

You might also like

Nurse loading syringe with vaccine.

People with disabilities resort to legal action to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Mexico

Edwin Axel Cruz Reyes, 20 years old with spastic cerebral…


A new study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities

A study has been launched to learn more about the…

Coronavirus cells in microscopic 3D

Study improves understanding of higher rate of COVID death among people with disabilities

Persons with disabilities could face increased risk of COVID-19 related…

Boris Johnson the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom coronavirus briefings

Deaf Brit takes legal action over lack of BSL interpreters at COVID-19 briefings

A deaf resident is suing the Boris Johnson government, citing…