SENDMatters: Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

Accessible information

We hope this list of useful resources will help parents, carers, and children and young people with SEND to understand more about Covid 19.

If you know of other resources that we could share with families please remember to email these to us at

Government guidance

NHS England easy read version of the extremely vulnerable person's guidance 

NHS England - Handwashing guide 

Public Health England Advice about coronavirus

Other resources

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.

BBC Newsround 

Videos and information about the coronavirus for children

Beyond Words

Books that train and support people who find pictures easier to understand than words.


Interactive support to reassure children aged 7 and under


Makaton handwashing guide video 

Sign language

The Deaf Health Charity SignHealth has created a playlist of sign language health videos summarising coronavirus briefings sign language playlist 

More coronavirus updates summarised

Talking Mats 

Guide to social distancing

Young Minds

Looking after your mental health while self-isolating