What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. There is more information about the illness and the symptoms to look out for on the NHS website.
What to do if you have symptoms
The NHS website has advice about what to do if you have symptoms of Coronavirus. This advice includes how to avoid spreading the virus to other people, and how and when to ask for help if you are unwell.
- Please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
- Read the guidance on the NHS website. This page includes a link to the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.
How to protect yourself and others
There are simple steps that you can take to help protect yourself and people that you care for. These include washing your hands regularly and staying at home.
This guidance is developing so please visit the NHS website for the most up-to-date information.
EasyRead information about Coronavirus
There are some great resources in EasyRead about the Coronavirus situation and the measures we all are being asked to take to help.
Our Therapies for People with Learning Disabilities team have also created two short videos:
- Explaining coronavirus for people with Learning Disabilities
- Explaining Social Distancing for People with Learning Disabilities
|Mencap have created an EasyRead guide about Coronavirus and what you can do to keep yourself and others safe.||Click here to see the EasyRead guide or visit their website for more resources.|
|Learning Disability England have produced some resources about the need for us all to Stay Home.||Click here to see the EasyRead guide or visit their Coronavirus resources page here.|
|Learning Disability England have produced some resources about social distancing.||Click here to see the EasyRead guide or visit their Coronavirus resources page here.|
Further Easy Read resources from Surrey County Council:
- Hand Washing Rap Video guide to hand-washing from the Purple All Stars
- How to stay safe - coronavirus poster - Easy Read (PDF) from Photosymbols
- Staying home - coronavirus poster - Easy Read (PDF) from Photosymbols
- Please don't spread it - coronavirus poster - Easy Read (PDF) from Photosymbols
- You must stay home - coronavirus poster - Easy Read (PDF) from Photosymbols