Restaurants opening: Don’t forget disabled people (inews)
Restaurants opening: Don’t forget disabled people during al fresco dining plans, campaigners urge – inews
Disability rights campaigners are calling on pub and restaurant owners to “consider everyone in our society” and refrain from compromising the mobility of wheelchair users when they are allowed to sell drinks on pavements and in parks.
Ministers introduced a new bill in Parliament on Thursday temporarily changing licensing laws for businesses in England.
Under the new rules, licensed outlets will be able to convert their car parks and terraces into temporary beer gardens, and pubs will be able to set up tables and chairs on pavements to serve their customers.
Ceri Smith, Head of Policy and Campaigns at disability equality charity Scope said: “disabled people have often felt forgotten during the pandemic.
It’s important to get the economy moving again, but that must not come at the expense of disabled people.”
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