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Author/s:
Lauren White
Summary:
This animation captures the common experiences of living with IBS in everyday life, and highlights how understanding them is important for improving health, wellbeing and inclusive societies for those living with hidden health conditions.
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Publication date:
2021
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Keywods:
AccessibilityExperiencesPublic Toilets
Type:
Film

Author/s:
Lauren White
Summary:
Drawing on a qualitative study based on 25 daily diaries and follow-up interviews with people living the the common health condition irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), this paper explores toilet access through the lens of mundane mobilities.
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Publication date:
2021
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Keywods:
AccessibilityDisabilityPublic Toilets
Type:
Academic Paper

Author/s:
Network Rail
Summary:
The Design Guidance for Public Toilets in Managed Stations is intended to promote a common design approach based on the principle of ‘putting passengers first’ across Network Rail's Managed Stations portfolio.
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Publication date:
2020
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Keywods:
DesignPublic ToiletsTransport
Type:
Design GuideStandards and Guidance

Author/s:
Sotiris Vardoulakis, Daniela A.Espinoz Oyarcea, Erica Donner
Summary:
A review focused on indoor, publicly accessible washrooms, of 38 studies in 13 countries. using environmental sampling, laboratory, and epidemiological studies on viral and bacterial infection transmission.
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Publication date:
2021
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Keywods:
Covid-19Public HealthPublic Toilets
Type:
Academic Paper

Author/s:
Stephanie J. Dancer, Yuguo Li, Alwyn Hart, Julian W. Tang, Davey L. Jones
Summary:
This narrative review examines the evidence suggestive of transmission risk through use of public toilets and concludes that such a risk cannot be lightly disregarded. A range of mitigating actions are suggested for both users of public toilets and those that are responsible for their design, maintenance and management.
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Publication date:
2021
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Keywods:
Covid-19DesignMaintenancePublic Health
Type:
Academic Paper

Author/s:
Positive Ageing in London (PAiL), Kilburn Older Voices Exchange (KOVE)
Summary:
Adequate public toilet provision is an essential feature of an age-friendly city. The manifesto, inspired by innovative London-based research, seeks that the Greater London Authority makes this need explicit, and supports the manifesto’s five obligations.
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Toilet-Manifesto-web-3.pdf 88.24 KB
Publication date:
2020
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Keywods:
Built EnvironmentCampaignPublic Toilets
Type:
Organisation or Campaign

Author/s:
Imran Nazerali, Gail Ramster, Jo-Anne Bichard
Summary:
In this update to Publicly Accessible Toilets: An Inclusive Design Guide, we show how future toilets can be designed to be more hygienic, and also more accessible and inclusive, as a critical part of public health infrastructure.
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Publication date:
2021
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Keywods:
Covid-19DesignInclusionPublic Toilets
Type:
Design Guide

Author/s:
Welsh Government
Summary:
Guidance for the safe management of toilets used by the public during the coronavirus pandemic. It is intended to help the owners and operators of toilets for public use to plan for the safer management of toilets as the restrictions in Wales are lifted and to plan for the re-opening of toilets where they have been closed.
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Publication date:
2020
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Keywods:
Covid-19Public HealthPublic Toilets
Type:
Standards and Guidance

Author/s:
Department for Communities and Local Government
Summary:
This strategic guide reviews the evidence and sets out ways in which local authorities and their partners can secure improvements to public toilets. By arguing the case for public toilets, removing barriers to provision, and sharing good approaches and practice, it aims to encourage local authorities and the business community to review the importance of provision.DCLG
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Publication date:
2008
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Keywods:
DesignPublic Toilets
Type:
Standards and Guidance