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Scope calls out Government on unlawful decision to exclude disabled fans from pilot mass events

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BBC: Clinically vulnerable spectators allowed to attend sport pilot events after guidance change
Guidance which effectively banned clinically extremely vulnerable people from attending events piloting the safe return of spectators has been reversed.

Clinically vulnerable people, or those living with them, were previously excluded on public health grounds.
The government's events research programme (ERP) guidelines still strongly urge caution for extremely vulnerable people attending but says they should not be excluded.

"It's good news that the government has seen sense and changed its approach to the inclusion of disabled people at its pilot mass events," said James Taylor, executive director of strategy, impact and social change at disability equality charity Scope.

"The decision to effectively 'ban' disabled people from attending these events was called out by Scope and others as unlawful.

"We hope event organisers will now follow this updated guidance and make sure nobody is unfairly excluded."

We're glad to see that the Government has seen sense and changed its approach - and hope event organisers follow this updated guidance moving forward. What do you think?

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,215 Disability Gamechanger
    Good decision everyone should be entitled to make their own decision about attending rather than  be excluded 

    Good work scope 

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,159 Disability Gamechanger
    I think that it's good that it's allowed now but I think only in my opinion that people will decide wether they should or shouldn't attend 

    Me  personally  I am still afraid of being around to  many people my job I have taken now I will be working on my own and serving people through the hatch there are screens to protect me and still wear a face mask  I couldn't  attend a football match or a large event but that is just my choice 
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