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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Public Health England. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Public Health England is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 A and partially with AA standards.

Non-accessible content

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. We are fixing problems where possible. The content is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • Insufficient colour contrast
  • Missing alt text for images
  • Not all links have discernible text
  • Invalid aria attributes

The content listed under Disproportionate Burden is also not fully accessible for the reasons described in that section.

Disproportionate Burden

As e-Bug is a global resource, there are lots of historic documents on the website as well as vast amounts of content which has been translated by our global partners. We have reviewed and prioritised the English documents. We have fixed those that are most used and are essential to providing our services. Much of our content that fails to meet accessibility standards does so because of the high volume of illustrative content required for student educational resources. We shall seek to apply alternative text as a specific priority.

It would be a disproportionate burden to meet all the requirements, as doing so would use up most of our department's budget for the year and leave us unable to do any other essential work to support the educational sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are in the process of a pre-planned review and update of the e-Bug resources, as well as improving the website platform. This will take into account accessibility requirements, as well as aligning with COVID-19 preventative measures.

In the meantime, if you want a particular document in an accessible format, email, and we will see if we can help.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

Preparation of this accessibility statement

Each page of this site is internally tested before going live. The core website was last tested on 14 October 2020, using accessibility tools such as axe. The statement was prepared on 23rd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 20 October 2020.

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