Local and national health information and advice


Get the latest advice at: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Health Education England have collated trusted, accessible online patient information resources on COVID-19: www.library.nhs.uk/coronavirus-resources

The Children’s Commissioner has produced a range of resources for children

Age UK has a Coronavirus information hub, with practical ways to look after yourself and others. 

COVID-19 accessible information resources

A range of resources in different languages and formats can be found below.

Written information:

Videos/spoken information:

  • Videos on essential information, spotting the signs of Covid-19 and hand washing can be found here
  • Coronavirus guidance for the Roma community can be found here
  • Peterborough City Council have translated important public health messages into a range of languages – see the full list here

Easy Read and British Sign Language (BSL) information:

  • Hand washing guidance in Easy Read and BSL
  • A range of information, including Stay at Home guidance can be found in Easy Read
  • An Easy Read Guide on social distancing
  • PHE advice on self isolation in BSL
  • Free to access Easy Read and British Sign Language resources about social distancing, Covid-19 symptoms, social isolation and looking after mental health during isolation
  • Advice on getting NHS help when you need it during the Coronavirus outbreak in Easy Read and Plain English

Useful information:

  • Information on how the risk factors of Covid-19 affect BAME groups
  • An infographic has been produced with guidance on Muslim burials for those who passed away due to COVID-19 – this includes guidance on who should attend and social distancing

Advice for parents and carers:

Supporting people with Dementia

There are many support agencies available to offer practical advice and support for people with Dementia. These include Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia UK, Devon Carers and Age UK. Each organisation has adapted the way they are working, providing telephone support lines as well as some practical advice on their websites.

Also included below is information developed for people with dementia and carers by the University of Exeter led programme IDEAL. 

www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19#content-start

www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19/

www.devoncarers.org.uk/help-during-coronavirus-covid-19

www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus

www.idealproject.org.uk/covid/pwd

www.idealproject.org.uk/covid/carer

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