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 gov.uk 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

Face coverings and social distancing

Click here to watch Gary Bourlet from Learning Disability England explain the general guidance on face coverings.

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.

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.

Government guidance on how to look after your health and wellbeing during COVID-19 is here.

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

Information on maintaining good mental health during coronavirus: 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

Mental Wellbeing whilst staying at home (from NHS One You) is here

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

Some of the PDFs above have been created by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability. More of their self-help booklets are available here

Anxiety UK's support and resources hub is here

Activity ideas and information from Mencap are available here

For creative activities produced by the Sensory Trust click here

For Resources from Music Therapy Works click here