Equality & Diversity

Resources and information for Scotland's diverse communities.

Face covering exemptions

Disability Equality Scotland has produced guidance regarding face covering exceptions, including a printable exemption card.

Find out more.


Ethnic Minority National Resilience Network

BEMIS Scotland has put a number of community support initiatives in place during the current Coronavirus outbreak, including a dedicated online registration hub and peer-to-peer support.

Find out more.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Framework to support gypsy/traveller communities

A framework to help local authorities and their partners, including the NHS and the third sector, in decision-making in their local response to COVID-19 in relation to Gypsy/Travellers.

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Runaway Helpline

A brand new website full of information and advice for young Scots linked to running away and related issues including information on staying safe during COVID-19.

Find out more.


Fife Centre for Equalities

A list of local, national and a range of accessible materials and information in regards to the coronavirus or COVID-19. This covers nation-wide updates, local updates in regards to support, number of cases.

Find out more.


Fife Centre for Equalities coronavirus survey

Survey to raise concerns or highlight barriers to support because of different protected characteristics during COVID-19 outbreak. This is an ongoing survey and responses are being monitored as they come in.

Take the survey.


British Deaf Association

BDA is continuing to support the deaf community by providing COVID-19 information and updates in accessible formats.

Visit the website.

Watch BDA's full statement and update in sign language.


Action against inequality

A new expert group will work with the Scottish Government to provide a clearer picture of the impact on minority ethnic communities of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Read more.

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