COVID-19 resources in alternative formats

Various organisation have produced resources around COVID-19 for those who are not able to access the regular information. This has been collected here, for sharing with organisations who might interact with these groups.

Learning disability

Mencap has produced lots of useful information to hep explain Covid-19 and its impact to people with learning disabilities.  You can find it here, in several formats – information for people with learning disabilities and their families, and information for support workers and healthcare professionals.

The Support Bubbles information has just been released in Easy Read format, by Cornwall People First, for people with learning disabilities. (18 June)

Download here: ER Support Bubbles F June 2020


Hearing loss

Action on Hearing Loss has lots of useful information on its website around hearing loss and tinnitus, including this helpful guide to managing those conditions.
Managing Hearing Loss and Tinnitus During Covid-19

SignHealth has also produced daily signed and subtitled videos with the latest updates. You can find them here.


Dual impairment – sight and hearing loss

HiVis, the Charity for people with Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment, has produced a series of guides for people working with those who have this dual impairment – and a useful toolkit to help identify if someone has this dual loss. Many people aged over 70 will have this, but may not be aware of it.

See our news story on this, for the full set of guides, and more information. the HiVis website also has an online training course and further information.


Languages other than English

Doctors of the World is continually updating the latest NHS guidance around the coronavirus in a variety of other languages, for those working with minority groups, and non-English speakers in the UK. The latest information is available on their website here, in written and audio format.

The current list of languages is: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Czech, Dari, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Indonesian, Italian, Kiswahili, Korean, Krio, Kurdish Sorani, Latvian, lgbo, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Nepali, Oromo, Pahari, Pashto, Pidgin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Sindhi, Slovak, Somali, Spanish,Tamil, Tetum, Tigrinya, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yiddish, Yoruba