SENDMatters: Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

Accessible information

Easy read guides

Mencap

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

www.mencap.org.uk/coronavirus

Sense

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

www.sense.org.uk/get-support/information-and-advice/accessible-information-on-coronavirus

NHS England

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

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/875126/Easy_read_guidance_on_shielding_March_2020.pdf

Hand washing guidance

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

www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-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 -

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eY59qr2FTo

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 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji8O1h3gDCY

Sign language

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

www.signhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

Makaton

Information about the coronavirus translated into Makaton symbols -

www.makaton.org/shop/shopping/freeDownloadDetails/Coronavirus-information

Information for children

Covibook

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

www.mindheart.co/descargables

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 -

www.stewartmemorial.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Book-Oyster-Butterfly-1.pdf

Social story: school closing and Covid-19

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

www.tes.com/teaching-resource/covid-social-story-school-closing-and-virus-12270054

Little Puddins: The Autism Educator

Information that explains the coronavirus to children and young people -

https://littlepuddins.ie