Our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
In these challenging times, we will lead the way in upholding our nation’s shared values of justice, freedom and compassion. We will create a fairer Britain by championing the rights of the most disadvantaged in our society. In particular, we will uphold the rights of those in the most vulnerable situations during and after this time of national emergency.
Guidance for employers
Tips to make sure you don't discriminate when making difficult decisions.
Continue supporting disabled employees or those with long-term health conditions.
Reduce the impact on pregnant workers or those on maternity leave.
Advice to governments
We have suspended enforcement action for the 2019 to 2020 reporting year.
We have postponed some obligations under the specific duties for those public authorities due to report in 2020.
On how we can work together to make sure that disabled people are not left further behind during this emergency.
We have written to the British Medical Association to highlight our concerns around its ethical guidance during the coronavirus outbreak.
Last updated: 05 Jun 2020