What the current guidance means for you

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Easy-read roadmap out of lockdown: step 1 explained – from Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership

Easy-read guide on the governments 4-step plan out of lockdown – from Cornwall People First

Video on the government roadmap and how the lockdown restrictions will be lifted – from NWTDT

Video on the governments route out of lockdown – from Inclusion North

National Lockdown Easy read – from the Cabinet Office

Video about the new national lockdown from 4 January 2021 by NWTDT / Pathways

Easy read news  and video about the new lockdown from Inclusion North

Easy read from Cornwall People First about the new lockdown

Audio information about coronavirus from Keep Safe / PhotoSymbols

Vaccination information

Covid-19 vaccination: easy read leaflets

How to access the coronavirus vaccine booking service – NHS guidance

Video information about the covid vaccine: For people with a learning disability and autistic people – from NHS England

Wordless Story on Having a Vaccine for Coronavirus – from Books Beyond Words

Covid-19 vaccination: British Sign Language resources

Covid-19 vaccination programme – What do I need to know? – a blog from The Disability Unit

Vaccine information for siblings – from Sibs UK

COVID-19 vaccines: Booking a vaccination – Easy read from Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership

Covid-19 Easy Read from Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Covid-19 Vaccine leaflet: Easy read – developed by Camden Learning Disability Service

Covid-19 Vaccination, First phase priority groups: Easy Read – from Public Health England

Poster of priority groups for Covid-19 vaccine from Keep Safe / PhotoSymbols

What is a vaccine? Video from NHS England

Coronavirus vaccine: Easy Read – from Mencap

Example easy read letter to GPs to prioritise vaccination – NWTDT/Pathways and Dalesview Partnership

Briefing to Ministers about vaccine priorities – from Mencap

Guidance explained

Guidance for people in supported living: Easy Read – from the Department of Health and Social Care

Adult social care our COVID-19 winter plan: Easy Read – from Department of Health and Social Care

Covid 19 and black and minority ethnic Communities: Easy Read – from the Race Equality Foundation

Resources on coronavirus: Easy Reads– including information on vaccines, from Keep Safe by Photosymbols.

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19:

Schools re-opening: information relevant to children and young people with severe learning disabilities – an information sheet from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation.

Resources to help cope or understand what is happening

Coping with feelings on anxiety by Respond – aims to help families to cope with their own feelings of anxiety at this unprecedented time.

Staying mentally well this winter: Easy Read – Wellbeing and Mental Health Support Plan for COVID-19 from Department of Health and Social Care

Wordless stories to help children returning to school from Books Beyond Words – easy read.

Recovery, Re-introduction and Renewal: Safe and Successful Returns to School – a handbook from Whole School SEND designed to help schools and education settings through Covid-19 and beyond.

Coronavirus resource hub including audio and video resources, and a weekly news update, from Inclusion North.