SENDMatters: Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

Accessible information

Easy read guides


Mencap have produced a range of easy read guides to coronavirus -


Accessible information for the deaf, blind community, including a link to a 24 hours sign language translation service -

NHS England

An easy read version of the extremely vulnerable person's guidance -

Hand washing guidance

Handwashing is one of the easiest ways of protecting yourself from infection and illness. Advice on how to wash your hands -

Accessible videos

The Handwashing Rap

A fun way to help people who have learning disabilities to remember how to wash their hands to keep well -

An accessible guide to Covid-19

An accessible guide to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) designed to help people with learning disabilities understand what the virus is, what steps they will need to take to stay safe, and what to do if they think they've contracted Coronavirus -

Sign language

Information from Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care regarding Covid-19 -


Information about the coronavirus translated into Makaton symbols -

Information for children


An interactive resource to support and reassure during the coronavirus, available in different languages for children aged 7 and under -

The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly

A downloadable story to help children and young people to explore, recognise and understand their feelings by turning them into 12 special powers they can use to help them through difficult times -

Social story: school closing and Covid-19

Social stories about what the virus is and why schools are closing -

Little Puddins: The Autism Educator

Information that explains the coronavirus to children and young people -