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Coronavirus: LGBT People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 40956, tabled on 28 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the health effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on (a) LGBT+ people and (b) other people with protected characteristics; and if he will make a statement.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 September 2020

Public Health England (PHE) has conducted a rapid review to better understand how different factors such as ethnicity, deprivation, age, gender and obesity can impact on how people are affected by COVID-19. The review’s findings, published on 2 June 2020, are available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-review-of-disparities-in-risks-and-outcomes

PHE publishes a weekly epidemiological surveillance report with information about cases and deaths by sex, age, ethnicity and other characteristics. This report is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-covid-19-surveillance-reports

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Department of Health and Social Care
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