To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what equalities impact assessments his Department has made of plans to end covid-19 restrictions on 19 July for the protected characteristics of (a) sex, (b) maternity, (c) disability and (d) race.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
26 July 2021
The Department has produced equality analyses of the potential impact of COVID-19 restrictions to assist in decision-making. We will consider an updated equality analysis before any decisions are taken on restrictions from 19 July which will cover all protected characteristics, including sex, maternity, disability and race. This satisfies the public sector equality duty on public authorities to consider how their policies or decisions affect people who are protected under the Equality Act 2010.