Slovenia COVID19 response
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Information relayed by Nacionalni Svet Invalidskih Organizacij Slovenije (NSIOS) – the Slovenian National Disability Council
- Regular government press conferences are sign language interpreted but without captions.
- Relevant websites aren’t accessible.
- Easy to read information is being prepared by our NSIOS.
- Organisations of persons with disabilities ensured essential information has been made accessible for deafblind people and blind, partially blind persons.
- Pre-existing e-accessibility issues (internet and TV) have been amplified during the crisis.
- Face masks have been issued to organisations of persons with disabilities since the start of the crisis
- Most organisations of persons with disabilities have been discontinued temporarily, accessible transport has been reduced to the work commute and doctor’s appointments but personal assistance services are considered essential and are being maintained.
- Call for supplementing the intervention measure of partial salary compensation with associations
- The national medical ethics commission ensured national disability organisations that the patient’s disability plays no role guidelines for triage/prioritisation.
- Discrimination and people with disabilities during the epidemic
- Providing protective masks to the most vulnerable disabled people and personal assistants
- NSIOS translated our Open letter to leaders at the EU and in EU countries
Information relayed by the Fundamental Rights Agency (May 2020):
- People providing care and assistance to persons with disabilities exempt from social distancing/travel restriction
- Private sector employers which operate normally should be exempt from pension and disability contributions due in April in May, but should pay their workers a crisis allowance in the amount of 200 EUR. These measures should also apply to civil society organisations, humanitarian organisations and organisations of persons with disabilities.