Rights of people with disabilities and COVID-19

Inclusion Ireland has co-signed a document on the rights of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 period. The statement calls on the government to adhere to the UN convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and in particular:

  • Provide full accessible information on all aspects of COVID-19
  • Ensure equal treatment in the provision of healthcare
  • Ensure people with disabilities are involved in decisions about their treatment
  • Provide support for families caring for a person with a disability, including social and educational supports
  • Provide advocacy services as needed


The full statement is attached below.