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2020
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Have your say: COVID-19 and the impact on people with protected characteristics

Camden is one of the most diverse places in the country but what impact is the coronavirus, and measures to tackle the pandemic, having on people with protected characteristics?

There is emerging evidence that some groups with protected characteristics are impacted more than others by the coronavirus pandemic, and by the impacts of the Government’s response and the pandemic control measures.

To encourage the Government to recognise these different, unequal impacts, and to make the necessary changes in its approach, the Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee are asking the public to share their experiences of COVID-19 and if they have been impacted because of having a protected characteristic under the Equality Act. This includes the impact of people because of their race, gender, age, having a disability, whether they are marriage or are in a civil partnership, being pregnant or having a baby, religion or belief and/or sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

The Council’s day-to-day aim when responding to this crisis is to ensure no-one gets left behind, so we are encouraging residents, businesses, community and voluntary groups to share their views and help make a difference to those being most affected during this time.

To submit your views head to committees.parliament.uk/call-for-evidence/94/unequal-impact-coronavirus-covid19-and-the-impact-on-people-with-protected-characteristics/ and complete a written submission by Thursday 30 April 2020.

For more information or to ask further questions please contact Parliament Committee staff on womeqcom@parliament.uk or call 020 7219 6123.