Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government, Mark Isherwood AM, who also Chairs the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Groups on Autism and on Disability, has cautiously welcomed the news that the review of the Health Protection Regulations (Wales) will be good news for people with learning disabilities or Autism.
Last week Mark called for the Regulations – which impose the restrictions on our lives due to Covid19 – to be amended to allow people with specific medical needs to leave their homes to exercise in an open space two or three times a day, matching the regulations in England.
Commenting Mark Isherwood AM said:
“There were positive noises from the First Minister in today’s briefing about the changes to the regulations, especially for those people with learning disabilities or Autism.
“This is an issue that I have received a lot of correspondence about as the impact on these families is significant and is making life extremely difficult.
“It is a shame however, that the Welsh Government isn’t taking immediate action to issue guidance to authorities to allow this form of exercise, as it is now another week that people have to suffer, before hopefully getting some reprieve next week.”