Coronavirus (COVID-19) dementia action plan: equality impact assessment

This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers evidence around equalities categories and outlines a number of actions required to ensure equitable access to the policies in our national action plan to continue to support recovery for people with dementia and their carers.

Authorisation of the EQIA

Please confirm that:

This Equality Impact Assessment has informed the development of this policy:

Yes √ : No

Opportunities to promote equality in respect of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation have been considered, i.e.:

  • Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation;
  • Removing or minimising any barriers and/or disadvantages;
  • Taking steps which assist with promoting equality and meeting people's different needs;
  • Encouraging participation (e.g. in public life)
  • Fostering good relations, tackling prejudice and promoting understanding.

Yes √ : No

If the Marriage and Civil Partnership protected characteristic applies to this policy, the Equality Impact Assessment has also assessed against the duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation in respect of this protected characteristic:

Yes : No : Not applicable √


I am satisfied with the equality impact assessment that has been undertaken for Dementia and COVID-19 - The Scottish Government's response plan and give my authorisation for the results of this assessment to be published on the Scottish Government's website.

Name: Jacqueline Campbell

Position: Group Lead - Learning disabilities, autism and dementia

Authorisation date: 03/03/21



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