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Face coverings during the covid-19 outbreak and support for the deaf community

EDM (Early Day Motion) 752: tabled on 20 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the distinct difficulties faced by deaf people during the covid-19 outbreak; notes that the Government guidelines advising that face coverings should be worn in certain public places poses a particular challenge to the deaf community, many of whom depend upon lip reading and facial expressions for communication; further recognises the anxieties this will bring for those vulnerable individuals and the added strain caused in carrying out daily tasks such as shopping; acknowledges that the use of visors by customer service staff would solve the problem for many deaf people; and calls upon the Government to work to accommodate the needs of the deaf community in its social distancing and covid-19 safety guidance.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.