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What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?
A definition of coronavirus (COVID-19) including what it is, the symptoms and how to stop it spreading.
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Most people who have coronavirus (COVID-19) will be able to stay at home and start to feel better after 10 days.
Some people may get very unwell and have to go to hospital.
These easy read guides explain what may happen if you have to go to hospital:
These guides also explain what may happen when some people get very poorly with coronavirus and die. We have created information about bereavement and going to funerals to help with this.
It is very important to remember that this doesn't happen very often. Most people who have coronavirus will get better.
This letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement (PDF) is about the Clinical Frailty Scale and that it should not be used for patients with a learning disability or autism.
Your rights to healthcare
We've created this PDF guide to explain what your rights are when accessing healthcare during the coronavirus outbreak.
If you are concerned that someone's needs are not being met speak to the hospital learning disability nurse or safeguarding team.
If you need help, contact the Learning Disability Helpline.
Pain scale tool (PDF) (from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust)
Visitor guidance (PDF) (from NHS)
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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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