P-05-993 Make retail in Wales fully accessible to disabled people



P-05-993 Make retail in Wales fully accessible to disabled people


This petition was submitted by Angharad Paget-Jones having collected a total of 173 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many essential stores have used methods of safety that have excluded many disabled people. Visually impaired people were not counted to the priority shopping slots before late May. All the signs and floor markings are purely visual which is useless if you have low/no vision. One way systems in stores not being wide enough for wheelchair users and disabled bays being used for a place for people to queue.


Additional Information

As we're coming out of lockdown disabled people are facing more challenges. Buses and trains have sealed off disabled bays, the deaf can't lip read with people wearing facemasks and with the opening of bars, cafes and restaurants, more outdoor seating is going to be made possible this poses an increased risk to disabled people as most of the time outdoor seating spills over on to public space and causes hazard and obstruction.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 26/01/2021.


The Committee considered the issues raised and, in light of the Welsh Government’s response to the recommendations reached by the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee following its inquiry into inequality during the Covid-19 pandemic, agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 15/09/2020.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Aberavon
  • South Wales West


Further information





Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 03/08/2020