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Information on Coronavirus

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Last update: 10/02/21

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.

As of Tuesday 5th January 2021, Scotland is in lockdown. The Scottish Government are advising people to stay at home and to only leave their homes for essential purposes. You can find out more here.

The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has produced an Easy Read guide to the new restrictions to help people with learning/intellectual disabilities to understand how the new rules will affect them.


COVID-19 vaccination programme

Your GP or health board will be in touch with you to arrange your COVID-19 vaccination.

If you are worried that you have not yet received a vaccine invitation when you should have, you can contact the national COVID-19 vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013.

Scottish Government Guidance

First Minister’s Letter Easy Read

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.

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.

The resources were updated in December 2020. 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 frequently 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.