A joint statement from Justin Tomlinson MP, Helen Whately MP and Vicky Ford MP outlines how the government plans to support disabled people, their carers, and their families during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus Act 2020

The provisions in the Act are time-limited, to come into force when absolutely necessary and to be terminated as soon as circumstances allow. We will ensure that once the crisis is over, the Care Act will again apply. We expect local authorities to do everything they can to maintain existing services and to meet the needs of as many as possible, particularly for those with the most acute needs.

The statement also includes information and support on the following: 

  • Care Act 2014
  • Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • The Mental Health Act 1983
  • European Convention of Human Rights

The full statement is available on the GOV.UK website.