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Provide BSL interpretation for coronavirus briefings from the PM (in England)

Submitted by Jeea Chadha on Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Published on Tuesday 10th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 10th May 2021

Current Signatures: 41
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ England ~ Essential ~ Government ~ Ireland ~ It ~ Northern ~ Northern Ireland ~ PM ~ Scotland ~ Wales

Petition Action

Provide BSL interpretation for coronavirus briefings from the PM (in England)

Petition Details

Like Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland (and many international countries), we need BSL interpretation for coronavirus briefings, so that EVERYONE can understand Covid guidelines and current news.

Additional Information

There are more than 80,000 Deaf people living in the United

Kingdom whose first language is BSL and so an interpreter is essential for them to understand the information being provided, and the delays with onscreen interpretation make this more difficult. Many of these BSL speakers also cannot understand subtitles. Further, if Scotland, Wales and Norther Ireland can provide this for their people, it is a shame that this government cannot.

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