This page is for resources about Covid-19 / coronavirus in alternative formats.
It will be updated on a regular basis.
If you would like to suggest resources that we have missed, please email us.
Easy Read leaflets
The Gloucestershire Hospitals Learning Disability Nurses have created some leaflets in Easy Read for our patients:
My Health Passport
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has produced guidance for communicating with people who have sight and / or hearing loss. The two-page PDF can be downloaded below.
Action on Hearing Loss have also produced a best practice guide for communicating with coronavirus patients who have hearing loss.
"CARDMEDIC was inspired by a news article on a patient surviving COVID-19 after an admission to a UK Intensive Care Unit, where he described feeling terrified of not being able to understand what his healthcare providers were saying, due to the limitations of communicating through Personal Protective Equipment (face masks, visors, hoods etc).
CARDMEDIC is a free to use collection of communication flashcards designed to break through the PPE barrier, improving transfer of vital information from frontline healthcare professionals to unwell and critically ill patients."
Critical Care Covid-19 Communication Chart: To help patients communicate in hospital and critical care
This symbol board was created to help medical staff to communicate quickly and easily with patients who are critically ill due to Covid-19. It was developed by the Speech and Language Therapy team at Weston General Hospital and Widgit.
It is available in lots of different languages, including Welsh and Arabic.
BSL videos produced by the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and the Police Link Officers for Deaf People (PLOD UK)
Mental health and wellbeing
The following are wordless stories. They contain only pictures, with a worded guide to using them at the back. All four are produced by the charity Books Beyond Words:
Videos produced by Alex Kelly from Speaking Space:
Resources produced by The Makaton Charity: