We know that many people with long-standing, limiting illnesses or health conditions are at higher risk of poorer outcomes from COVID-19.
We continue to review all available evidence regarding the impact of COVID-19 for disabled people and we are commissioning new research to better understand the specific impacts. This evidence will inform policy development going forwards.
The Government continues to be in the critical phase of responding to COVID-19. There will be opportunities in the future to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. And as the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time.