Accessible information about coronavirus (COVID-19) including guidance on social distancing, shielding and face coverings. Easy read guides produced by a variety organisations and charities.

Click the links below to open the easy read guide(all printable PDFs opening in new pages)

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Resources from Makaton

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Stay Up Late Campaign have made a great news sheet which includes a cartoon story about lockdown and what we can and can’t do.

LGBT+ resources

Plain English LGBT+ Covid Guide

Easy Read LGBT+ Covid Guide

Easy Read Covid Guide for Trans and Non Binary People

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General Easy Read Information including info about Coronavirus

» Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
» Looking after your feelings and body [PDF]
» Stop Coronavirus: Keep Clean [PDF]
» Good Days and Bad Days During Lockdown [PDF]
» GOV.UK: CORONAVIRUS – Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives [PDF]
» Explaining Social Distancing for People with Learning Disabilities [VIDEO]
» Social Distancing [PDF]
» Cue Cards [PDF]
» Yes, No, Maybe Boards [PDF]
» Visual Timetable [PDF]
» Download the Coronavirus Easy Read Guide[PDF]
» Download the Coronavirus Easy Read Guide [PDF]
» Chat about COVID [PDF]
» What is happening Covid 19 MHIST pack [DOC]
» COVID-19 Hospital Passport NHSE [PDF]

»If alerted you need to isolate

»Getting tested if you have Corona Virus symptoms

»The symptoms of Corona virus and getting tested 

Easy Read is one form of accessible information.  Easy Read is about making written information easier to understand. Easy Read documents use short simple sentences with pictures.

Easy Read documents are one way to make information more accessible to people with learning disabilities.

Other Communication Techniques

Easy Read documents will not meet the communication needs of everyone with learning disabilities.  People with learning disabilities use a whole array of communication supports. Some examples of other ways people communicate include:

Equality Act 2010

Equality Act 2010 under reasonable adjustments, public bodies are obliged to make information accessible to disabled people. It is the organisation’s responsibility to act proactively to create accessible information. Failure to provide reasonable accommodation in the form of accessible information can be considered discrimination under equality legislation.

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