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Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence gathered for Scotland's route map - equality and Fairer Scotland impact assessment

This is the first publication of an overview of the range of poverty and equality impacts evidenced in relation to the complex range of measures that will be taken as we follow the route map out of the crisis and focus on the mission of making Scotland a greener, fairer and more prosperous country.

This document is part of a collection


Footnotes

1. https://www.gov.scot/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-scotlands-route-map/

2. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis/

3. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis-phase-1-update/

4. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis-phase-2-update/

5. https://www.gov.scot/news/helping-communities-affected-by-covid-19/

6. https://www.gov.scot/publications/covid-19-health-and-social-impact-assessment/

7. https://www.gov.scot/publications/additional-poverty-statistics-2020/

8. COVID-19 Equality Analysis https://www.gov.scot/collections/equality-evidence/

9. https://www.gov.scot/publications/vulnerable-children-report-15-2020-scottish-government-solace/pages/impact-of-the-outbreak-on-children-and-families/

10. https://www.gov.scot/collections/poverty-and-income-inequality-statistics/

11. https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14791

12. NRS Deaths Involving Coronavirus Week 24 https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/covid19/covid-deaths-report-week-24.pdf

13. https://www.engender.org.uk/content/publications/Engender-Briefing---Women-and-COVID-19.pdf

14. https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/strategy-plan/2019/03/fairer-scotland-women-gender-pay-gap-action-plan/documents/analytical-annex/analytical-annex/govscot%3Adocument/analytical-annex.pdf

15. https://scvo.org.uk/policy/evidence-library/2020-disproportionate-disruption-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-womens-labour-market-equality

16. https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14860

17. Pre and post comparisons using Understanding Society data suggest a sizeable deterioration in mental health (for example analysis by the IFS):

https://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/The-mental-health-effects-of-the-first-two-months-of-lockdown-and-social-distancing-during-the-Covid-19-pandemic-in-the-UK.pdf

18. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-general-advice

19. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.16.20068031v1.full.pdf

20. The role of substantial childcare (based on data from Understanding Society – large scale UK longitudinal study): https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/publications/working-papers/iser/2020-08.pdf

21. Importance of loneliness (ONS social impacts of coronavirus)

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/wellbeing/articles/coronavirusandanxietygreatbritain/3april2020to10may2020

22. https://unsdg.un.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/160420_Covid_Children_Policy_Brief.pdf

23. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/returning-school-after-lockdown

24. Scottish Government (2018) Scottish health survey 2017: volume one - main report

25. http://inclusionscotland.org/who-we-are/

26. 27% per cent of adults who have some form of long-standing physical or mental health condition or illness reported not using the internet, although not all of these will be disabled (SHS, 2018) and ONS data shows lower recent internet use among disabled adults (ONS 2019).

27. 64.6% for people with limiting long term illness compared to 62.2% for those without). This was especially true for disabled people aged 70+ (74.8%). ONS (2020) Coronavirus and social relationships and support for vulnerable groups: 2017 to 2018 and 2018 to 2019

28. According to the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD), in 2019 there were 23,584 adults with learning disabilities known to local authorities across Scotland.

29. https://wbg.org.uk/analysis/uk-policy-briefings/briefing-social-care-and-covid-19/ and https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files/statistics/rgar2014/rgar-14-invited-chapter.pdf

30. Of those living in households, around 1 in 7 (15%) of people describing their ethnicity as Pakistani lived in a household with two or more families. This compared to only 1 in 50 (2%) of the population as a whole.

31. In 2014-19 the poverty rate was 39% for the 'Asian or Asian British' ethnic groups, and 38% for 'Mixed, Black or Black British and Other' ethnic groups compared to 25% for White 'Other' and 18% for White British (Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2016-19)

32. In 2018, SHS, this was particularly apparent for 'White: Polish' and 'All other ethnic groups', which included 'African, Caribbean and Black' groups. 'Asian' people were slightly more likely than 'White: Scottish' people to live in the most deprived areas

33. A higher share of the visible minority ethnic population in employment are employed in the hospitality industry (one of the most affected) compared with the white population (31.7% vs 18.6%).

34. https://www.closethegap.org.uk/content/resources/Disproportionate-Disruption---The-impact-of-COVID-19-on-womens-labour-market-equality.pdf

35. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/ehrc_submission_-_ehric_cv_inquiry_-_may_2020.docx

36. https://cst.org.uk/data/file/d/9/Coronavirus%20and%20the%20plague%20of%20antisemitism.1586276450.pdf

37. https://hatelab.net/news/

38. https://academic.oup.com/bjc/article/60/1/93/5537169

39. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/ehrc_submission_-_ehric_cv_inquiry_-_may_2020.docx

40. https://www.gov.scot/publications/sexual-orientation-scotland-2017-summary-evidence-base/pages/5/

41. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-lgbt-people

42. https://www.ideas.gov.scot/covid-19-a-framework-for-decision-making

43. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-overview-public-engagement/

44. https://www.engender.org.uk/content/publications/Engender-Briefing---Women-and-COVID-19.pdf

45. https://www.gov.scot/publications/excellent-equity-during-covid-19-pandemic-strategic-framework-reopening-schools-early-learning-childcare-provision-scotland/

46. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-shielding-way-forward-scotland/

47. https://www.gov.scot/publications/domestic-abuse-forms-violence-against-women-girls-vawg-during-covid-19-lockdown-period-30-3-20-22-05-20/

48. https://www.transport.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/transport-transition-plan/

49. https://www.transport.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/transport-transition-plan/advice-on-how-to-travel-safely/

50. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/47623/macs-guidance-for-disabled-passengers-transition-plans.pdf

51. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/47546/temporary-street-measures-during-the-coronavirus-crisis.pdf

52. https://www.gov.scot/groups/covid-19-education-recovery-group/

53. https://www.gov.scot/publications/excellent-equity-during-covid-19-pandemic-strategic-framework-reopening-schools-early-learning-childcare-provision-scotland/

54. https://www.gov.scot/publications/further-and-higher-education-covid-19-ministerial-leadership-group/

55. https://www.scottishdisabilitysport.com/sds-guidance-paper-phase-1-extension-to-exercise-outdoor-sport/

56. https://sportscotland.org.uk/media/5774/cyp-return-to-sport-after-covid-19.pdf

57. Although more general analytical papers have been published including supporting evidence to the framework itself https://www.gov.scot/publications/covid-19-framework-decision-making-supporting-evidence/

58. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-scotland-bill-equality-impact-assessment/

59. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-scotland-no-2-bill-equality-impact-assessment/

60. https://www.engender.org.uk/content/publications/Engender-response-to-the-Scottish-Government-consultation-on-Scotlands-National-Transport-Strategy.pdf

61. https://www.transport.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/transport-transition-plan/

62. https://www.transport.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/transport-transition-plan/advice-on-how-to-travel-safely/

63. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/47623/macs-guidance-for-disabled-passengers-transition-plans.pdf

64. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-retail-sector-guidance/

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