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31.03.2020

Covid-19 – accessible information for organisations serving the community.

To help organisations working with the most vulnerable members of our community, we’ve curated a set of links to important information about Covid-19.

 

New information is being issued daily. The most up-to-date information can be found at Gov.uk, where you can also find lots of other resources such as how people can access financial help.

 

We’ve indicated where information is available in easy read format (useful for anyone, but especially for people with learning disabilities or limited literacy) and languages other than English.

 

If you are working with groups that could benefit from this information (for example people with learning disabilities that need easy read leaflets) please pass on the relevant links and/or documents.

 

During these challenging times, it’s vital to keep communicating and to help people access accurate advice and information – especially given that an amount of misinformation is circulating. We appreciate your help in reaching our most vulnerable communities.

 

·       Guidance about staying at home and away from others. This is the latest information following the Government’s announcement on 23 March about staying at home as much as possible. It isn’t currently available in alternative formats. However, Mencap has produced an easy read leaflet about staying at home: Guidance on Staying at Home from Mencap

·       Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infectionAvailable in easy read and Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh

·       Guidance on social distancing – including protecting vulnerable people, Available in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh

·       Guidance on protecting extremely vulnerable people (shielding) – protecting people that are at greatest risk of becoming seriously ill from Covid-19. Available in easy read.