„The flood of news overwhelms our people as much as the uncertainty of how it will continue. They suffer from lack of contacts and lack of other place to live. Hygiene and distance measures are sometimes incomprehensible to them and therefore not always feasible. Isolation / quarantine would plunge some into mental illness.“
“Neither mouth protection nor disinfectants were distributed, nor is there any information specifically for the disabled - the test options were not increased for disabled people and relatives / assistants either”
“Additional psychological stress due to insufficient information provided by the government (information is solely in the hands of the service provider), as well as from the blocking of contacts and a ban on resumption after leaving the facility.”
“There is practically no protective equipment [in institutions].”
“The measures may help to prevent a disease from covid-19. But the psychosocial impact on people with disabilities cannot be estimated.”
[Regarding access to independent complaints mechanisms and to lawyers] people themselves cannot act. Only by legal guardians.”
"People with disabilities lose their small income. Nobody cares about us because we only incur costs anyway. Many are getting sicker. Many will die. An enormous saving for the government. In this way, groups can be better supported."
"My son was given understandable, illustrated information by his workshop management. We were also called by his group management during the closing time, so that contact remained at least in this way."
"I am afraid that the Covid 19 virus in my son's body could have a different effect than in the "normal population. I also do not assume that all employees of the workshop for the disabled in which my son works are able to take suitable protective measures Therefore I am afraid that there are better ways of spreading the virus there. At the same time, however, I will soon have to resume my work (while my son is also working). It is also the case that he misses his colleagues an option to reduce the group strengths."