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Human Rights Commissions Covid-19 guidelines

The Australian Human Rights Commission has published a policy guideline to assist persons with a disability during Covid-19.

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Policy responses to the Sars-CoV-2 virus and associated disease, Covid-19, including isolation and social distancing measures, may in certain circumstances have a greater impact on some people with disability, particularly those who rely on carers and other support people, and those who live or work in high-risk environments.
 
Treatment protocols for medical practitioners, health and disability support workers may, in certain circumstances, also have the potential to discriminate against people with disability. This occurs when unwarranted assumptions are made about people with disability or when their needs and preferences are not adequately taken into account. This discrimination may be unintentional and undertaken unknowingly.
 
For details go to https://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/disability-rights/publications/guidelines-rights-people-disability-health-and-disability 

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