The closure of many public toilets across the UK is having a serious impact on wellbeing, limiting people’s capacity to exercise freely or visit loved ones, and creating a significant secondary public health risk as people have no option but to relieve themselves in the open. For this reason, a number of organizations, including Crohn’s & Colitis UK, are calling on the government and councils across the UK to open all public toilets to allow people with chronic conditions, including Crohn’s and Colitis, access to their basic human rights.
Lockdown restrictions are continuing to ease and people are increasingly being able to go outside and access more retail stores. However, locked toilets are stopping many from going outside to shop for food, meet friends or pick up their medication. This has a significant impact on their mental and physical wellbeing – all because of the fear of going out and having an unplanned accident in public.
Public facilities have been badly neglected or shut in recent decades, and the remaining network is under huge pressure to quickly adapt often older buildings that are not easy to modify for distancing requirements or new technology like sensor taps.
Sarah Hollobone, Campaigns Manager at Crohns & Colitis UK said: “It is simply not acceptable to push people with chronic conditions like Crohn’s and Colitis from isolating further by continuing to keep public toilets locked.
“Although some people with the conditions are shielding, many can go outside, like the rest of the country – and should be able to do so for their physical and mental well-being. But by locking public toilets you are preventing people who urgently and frequently need to poo from going outside to exercise, pick up their medication or shop for food for fear of having an accident in public.”
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