COVID19 Resources

13 March 2020

Our demands to authorities

In the light of the current pandemic and its disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities, the European Disability Forum (EDF) has developed the following recommendations for policymakers, through discussion with our members., based on our members’ current work, and priorities. 

These recommendations aim to address the range of risks persons with disabilities face.
More information

Our open letters and statements

Recommendations on exit measures for transport services in light of COVID-19


FAQ: COVID19 and disability organizations

Resolution on COVID 19 and the rights of persons with disabilities

Accesible information

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Actions and responses of our members

EDF is an umbrella organisation of 100 disability and human rights organisations across Europe. Below is a list of links to their actions and resources.

We use this information to present comprehensive demands and guidance to European institutions shaping European Union (EU) law and upholding the rights of persons with disabilities. If you have any updates on how organisations of persons with disabilities are responding to the COVID19 crisis please contact our External Communications Coordinator André Felix at

COVID-19 digital certificate

The Digital COVID-19 Certificate entered into force on 1 July 2021. It allows EU citizens and residents to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across EU countries.

An EU Digital COVID Certificate is a digital proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19
  • received a negative test result or
  • recovered from COVID-19

The EU Regulation setting up the COVID-19 certificate requires that it is accessible to persons with disabilities.

For more information consult the European Commission’s webpage on the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate.