What is Coronavirus?
It is an illness that has been spreading around the world since December 2019 which makes people ill when they breathe it in.
The government has announced its plans to move the country out of lockdown. You can read the easy read summary here.
Coronavirus daily update videos from The North West Training and Development Team Board.
Information from Keepsafe.org.uk.
The Coronavirus vaccination
Watch a video or click on a question about the vaccination from Keepsafe.org.uk.
A guide to the Coronavirus vaccine from Gov.uk.
Watch video about the Coronavirus vaccine from NHS England.
A social story about what happens when you get the vaccine from PossAbilities TV.
A wordless book about having a vaccine from Beyond Words.
Coronavirus vaccine information from Learning Disability England.
How to stay safe
A washing my hands social story from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
These Face covering exemption cards explain a different reason why it’s ok for you to not wear a mask. Gov.uk.
If social care staff visit you they will wear special equipment called Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Information on how to throw away the special equipment social care staff will wear when they visit you, from West Sussex County Council.
Not everyone is safe at home
Information from Inclusion North on how to help stop people ripping you off.
Looking after your mental health
Information from Learning Disability England that can help you look after your mental and physical well-being.
If you are ill
What to do if you have symptoms from Public Health England.
Swab tests and how it works from the NHS.
What may happen if I go into hospital from Mencap.
What may happen if someone I know goes into hospital from Mencap.
Community Hub helpline
Phone: 033 022 27980
Open 8am - 8pm every day.
Information for staff supporting you
Here is important advice for staff supporting patients with a learning disability, autism or both.
This is me - My care passport. Fill in the Care Passport or ask people that know you well to help. This gives important information about you if you need care and support from staff who do not know you well.
Government guidance on COVID-19: looking after people who lack mental capacity.
Books beyond words has free downloadable wordless books to help you understand some of the the difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.
Easy read information can also be found on these websites: