Coronavirus: Further information

The accessible documents and links below will help to explain what is happening in more detail. Easy read documents display as a thumbnail image in the sections below with links to further information appearing underneath. Our staff will use these and other tools to help customers talk about what is happening and explain it in simple terms.

Vaccination information

Watch the NHS Vaccine Information video for people with a learning disability below

Watch the Photosymbols vaccine Information video below

You can watch Dr Raj talk to Amy and Harry about the coronavirus vaccine here

You can watch information about the vaccine in British Sign Language here and here

The BBC has news and information about Vaccination on their website, including videos which answer questions about the vaccine in a number of different languages: here

NHS website has information about the vaccine here (and in other languages here) and information on the site here

Public Health England have a wealth of videos on their YouTube channel: here

To see a video from the National Institute for Health Research about getting a vaccination click here

Rules and information

Watch the rules update video for people with a learning disability below

Face coverings and social distancing

Click here for Government guidance on face coverings including when to wear one, how to make your own, mobile phone exemption badges.

Click here for 'Please give me space' social distancing cards and badges.

Your health

Click here for 'Books Beyond Words' free resource on Coping with Coronavirus.

NHS 111:

Department of Health:

Government Better Health Campaign

Easy Meals App for healthy eating options

Health Swap App healthy living for people with Down's Syndrome

Health and Wellbeing

It is more important than ever to take care of our mental wellbeing as well as our physical health. Research from the New Economics Foundation have found that there are 5 key things (known as the 5 Ways to Wellbeing) that we can all do to maintain good mental health.

NHS website has pulled together the contact details for mental health helplines: here

Information on maintaining good mental health during coronavirus: here

10 tips to help is you are worried about coronavirus (from NHS One You) is here

Coronavirus and your wellbeing (from Mind, the mental health charity) is here

Anxiety UK's support and resources hub is here

For creative activities produced by the Sensory Trust click here

For Resources from Music Therapy Works click here