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Information on Coronavirus

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We have been working with Scottish Government to produce some guidance for people with learning disabilities on the Coronavirus outbreak and how people can protect themselves.

Scottish Government Guidance

First Minister’s Letter Easy Read

Coronavirus Information Leaflet (Easy Read version)

First Minister’s Letter Infographic

Clinical guide for front line staff to support the management of patients with a learning disability, autism or both during the Coronavirus pandemic – relevant to all clinical specialities

Scottish Government – A Framework for Decision Making – SCLD comments

Information on Your rights if you need to go to hospital as a person with a learning disability.

Please see below some Easy Read information on Coronavirus for people with learning disabilities:

Section 1 – Overview Easy Read

Section 2 – Common Questions Easy Read

Section 3 – Stay at home advice Easy Read

Section 4 – Social Distancing Easy Read

Section 5 – Shielding Easy Read

COVID-19 Guided Self-help Booklet Series

The University of Glasgow , with assistance from colleagues at Lancaster University, the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick, have published a series of guided self-help booklets developed for people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities.

You can access the resources online here.

Printed copies of the resources are available to people living and working in Scotland. You can order print versions of the series by filling out an order form and emailing admin@scld.co.uk.

Other information and resources

Many organisations have produced Easy Read information about and for people with learning disabilities on Coronavirus.

Below we have provided a link to our Google Drive where we have been collating general and Easy Read information and resources. The Scottish Government resources listed above are also available through our Google Drive.

If you have additional resources that you think we should include, please let us know via email.

To access the Google Drive information and resource bank, please click on the heading ‘Access the resources’ below.

Access the resources

*Please note that this information is up to date at the time of its publication, however advice around Coronavirus is changing daily and we would ask you to be aware of this when referring to the information below. We are endeavouring to keep our information as up to date as possible.