News Coronavirus Labour Ministry info on coronavirus for people with disabilities

Labour Ministry info on coronavirus for people with disabilities

The Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security has issued advice to people with disabilities on how to obtain information on coronavirus as follows:

  1. To regularly check the website www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus for constant updates of information material, Press releases, Decrees and other information.
  2. Non-Greek speaking people with disabilities or non-Greek speaking caregivers should check the English version of the aforementioned website for information material.
  3. To watch audio, subtitled and sign-language TV news bulletins announcing any changes to the measures taken, on a daily basis.
  4. To watch the information television spots broadcast in simple audiovisual format, on a daily basis.
  5. To contact the Government hotlines posted on www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus website under section Information Guidelines, for questions and information.

In addition to the above ways of public information, for further information people with disabilities can access the following:

  1. People with intellectual disabilities, children, the elderly as well as everyone else, may download the “Coronavirus – We Are Not Afraid – We Are Protected” Guide, available in an easy-to-read illustrated form, from the website of the Committee for the Protection of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities www.cpmental.com.cy and the website of the Greek Network responsible for drafting the Guide www.noesi.gr. (available only in Greek).
  2. People with visual disabilities who use the braille system may contact the School for the Blind or the Pancyprian Organization for the Blind or the Cyprus Confederation of Organizations of the Disabled to obtain information material in braille.
  3. People with hearing disabilities who communicate in sign-language may watch, apart from the sign-language news bulletins, sign-language information video spots posted on the general information website www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus.

Top Stories

Man lies to priest, gets money on the pretext his child is sick

Police are looking for a 39-year-old man from Limassol after lying and getting money from a priest in Paphos pretending his child was in...

A Halloween skeleton lies on the hedge outside a home in Los Angeles

A Halloween skeleton lies on the hedge outside a home in Los Angeles, California, U.S., amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Reuters)

On the EU’s eastern border, seeking refuge is harder for some

Poland has made it easier for Belarusians fleeing political persecution to enter, but for Seda Yunusova, a Chechen who was refused the opportunity to...

Kremlin says Joe Biden is wrong that Russia is number one threat

The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's assessment of Russia as the biggest threat to U.S. national security was...

Cyprus President to be honoured by Athens Municipality

President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday evening will be bestowed with Athens Municipality's Gold Medal of Honour in recognition of his efforts to reunite Cyprus...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...