Accessing Public Toilets during Covid-19
The ISCC are highlighting the need for all businesses and public amenities to support people living with IBD by allowing those presenting the ISCC “No Waiting” card access to public toilets while still abiding by public health guidance.
Living with IBD can be a daily struggle, and while we are in the midst of a global pandemic, for people living with IBD, this presents unique difficulties. During this crisis, many people living with IBD have been refused access to a public toilet in urgent situations.
The Irish Society of Colitis and Crohn's provide members with a “No Waiting” card which is recognised worldwide, and should grant the holder immediate access to a public toilet in an emergency situation.
The ISCC are calling on businesses and public amenities to support people living with IBD by allowing those with presenting the ISCC “No Waiting” card access to public toilets while still abiding by public health guidance.
Below outlines organisations, businesses and public representatives who are supporting the use of the “No Waiting” card. (This resource is being updated daily)
What can I do?
- Share this campaign on social media to help create awareness, click the image above to go to social media.
- Email your local representative about your experience, let them know why this is important issue needs addressing.
- If there is a business / organisation that you don’t see contacted, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been denied access to a public toilet email email@example.com and we will be happy to assist.
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Supporting Organisations, Businesses and Public Representatives
Thank you from the ISCC for supporting people living with IBD in Ireland.
If you would like your organisation or business featured below , please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Organisations / Businesses||Public Representatives|
|Ged Nash, TD|
|Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment|
|Lidl Ireland||Catherine Connolly, TD|
|Cork Airport||Johnny Guirke, TD|
|Ireland West Airport||Brendan Howlin, TD|
|Dunnes Stores||Aengus Ó Snodaigh, TD|
|Woodies Ireland||Willie O'Dea, TD|
|Arnotts||Fergus O'Dowd, TD|
|Glen Gat Guesthouse||Thomas Pringle, TD|
|White Water Shopping Centre *Present card at customer service to access toilet||Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, TD|
|Omni Shopping Centre||David Norris, Senator|
|Liffey Valley Shopping Centre||Gerard P. Craughwell, Senator|
|Stillorgan Village Shopping Centre||Marie Sherlock, Senator|
|Mahon Point Shopping Centre||Mark Wall, Senator|
|Aldi (make yourself aware to a member of staff)||Pippa Hackett, Senator|
|Primark (present card to staff)||Verona Murphy, TD|
Laurence Shopping Centre
Contacted, awaiting response
*All public representatives have been contacted including, TD's, Senators and County Council's.
|Businesses / Organisations|
Marks and Spencer
The Plaza Group
Golf Ireland union
Restaurants Association of Ireland
Irish Hotel Federation
Vintners’ Federation of Ireland
Johnstown Garden Centre
Wilton Shopping Centre
Courtyard Shopping Centre
Letterkenny Shopping Centre
Charlestown Shopping Centre
Clarehall Shopping Centre
Donaghmede Shopping Centre
Dundrum Town Centre
Jervis Shopping Centre
Northside Shopping Centre
Nutgrove Shopping Centre
The Square Tallaght
Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
Stillorgan Shopping Centre
Childers Road Retail Park
Crescent Shopping Centre
Golden Island Shopping Centre
Mashes Shopping Centre
White water Shopping Centre
Laurences Shopping Centre
Scotch Hall Shopping Centre