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Coronavirus - accessible guidance

We want to ensure that our advice and guidance on coronavirus is available and accessible for everyone.
Here you will find links to accessible and easy to read documents, plus guidance in other languages.

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The Government has updated its advice on living with Covid-19 moving forward. The guidance can be found on the Government website. If you require this guidance in a more accessible format, please email publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Guidance on how to reduce the spread of infection with the people you live with if you have Covid-19

Mencap easy read guide for coronavirus

How to stay safe guide (Photosymbols)

Coronavirus fact sheet for children

Myth busters - Infographics about coronavirus symptoms in different languages

Translated messaging re: COVID-19 testing & treatment for overseas visitors - Messaging around NHS entitlements in relation to COVID-19 for overseas visitors, including anyone living in the UK without permission, has been translated into 40 languages. 

Multilingual Covid Guidance

Sandwell Deaf Community Association (SDCA)

SDCA offers a remote sign language interpreting service, without any face to face contact.

Tel: 0121 553 0201 (Mon – Fri day time)
Tel: 07885 913 225 (7 days 24 hours for all services)

To book a BSL Interpreter email SDCA or call the number above.

Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI) and Sandwell Talking News

Blind and partially sighted listeners can still receive their regular copy of Sandwell Talking News (STN) by post, phone and online as volunteers rise to meet the challenges created by coronavirus.

This important service is a vital tool in the efforts to overcome isolation, bringing news and local information to this vulnerable community.

Volunteer readers are sent articles electronically and record them on their phones or tablets. These are edited and put together into each weekly edition by Sandwell Visually Impaired's home-based compiler, then uploaded to a file sharing app prior to internet and postal delivery. 

The STN team are also working with other local talking newspapers in Birmingham and the Black Country to share articles and good news stories.

To find out how to listen to the STN, visit Sandwell Visually Impaired's website and follow the links to Sandwell Talking News. Thanks to the Express & Star for their kind permission to use articles taken from their publications.