Step 4: Provide staff training
As part of your business-as-usual approach to considering the needs of disabled people, make sure your staff are aware of what you are doing, as well as what they can do to anticipate and make adjustments to the service so that disabled people can continue to access the service.
This should include:
- Appropriate training for staff to assist disabled customers safely
- Understanding the exceptions to social distancing guidelines that apply to disabled customers
- Understanding government guidance on face coverings, including that there are exemptions in place and that there is no legal obligation for disabled customers to prove their exemption with identification
- How to ask people to wear a face covering in a way that is sensitive to the range of disabilities people may have
- How to support customers with a range of impairments, including less visible disabilities and long-term health conditions, such as dementia
- Working with disabled people’s organisations to design training programmes.
Last updated: 27 Jan 2021