The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons

In May 2020, The United Nations released “Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons”. The brief outlines the immediate and long term responses needed for action and recommendations against the range of particular risks presented to the older population.

  1. Ensuring that difficult health-care decisions affecting older people are guided by a commitment to dignity and the right to health
  2. Strengthen social inclusion and solidarity during physical distancing
  3. Fully integrate a focus on older persons into the socio-economic and humanitarian response to COVID-19
  4. Expanding participation by older persons, share good practices and harness knowledge and data

Source: United Nations 2020, The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons, United Nations, viewed 7 May 2020, <>