- 31 Jul 2020
The Equality Impacts Assessment (EQIA) of the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Clinical Guidance and Ethical Advice and Support Framework took place over two meetings on 29 April and 25 June 2020, with additional extensive discussion with stakeholders via correspondence in-between. In considering the impact of the guidance, due regards has been given to the statutory equality and human rights of the people of Scotland. The EQIA report considers whether the measures introduced by the guidance could;
- constitute unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation,
- constitute direct and/or indirect discrimination,
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not, and,
- foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
We have worked closely and extensively with a wide range of stakeholders including Inclusion Scotland, Scottish Care, SCLD, EHRC, SHRC, the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and many others, to consider the impact of the guidance. We are grateful for their engagement, and constructive advice and support in producing this report.