Latest: Dec. 2, 2020
We’re working with Where is the Interpreter? to launch a Judicial Review!
The Government avoided our challenge to the Daily Covid Briefings…. by abandoning them.
But, did you know that televised national addresses that don’t involve Government Ministers such as the briefings by the Chief Medical Officer have no BSL English interpreting AT ALL?? Not even in-screen.
Our team at Fry Law have been told that the reasons are
“Due to the physical constraints of the historical site and the space at 10 Downing Street, and the Public Health England social distancing guidance in place to mitigate risk of infection during the pandemic, it has not been judged to be reasonable or appropriate to place a BSL interpreter and an additional camera operator in the same room as those conducting the daily briefings”
…… and that it’s up to the BBC.
So, working with Catherine Casserley at Cloisters Chambers, and with the Where is the Interpreter? campaign, we’re planning to support Katie Redstar in challenging the Government to provide an Interpreter for all live briefings across all channels. We expect to be issuing proceedings next week. More to follow!