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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources

Learning Disability: Easy read guides for patients, face mask exemption cards, and resources for carers

Resources specifically designed to support people with learning difficulties, which has been designated as a priority by NHS England throughout the pandemic

This information is sourced from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability(SCLD)NHSE and Mencap

An NHS England letter on 3 February 2021 reiterated that supporting patients with learning disabilities remained a priority for GPs throughout the pandemic

Easy read guides for patients

Guide to coronavirus 

Wearing a face covering

Why health care workers wear PPE

How to access the NHS during the pandemic

What may happen if I have to go to hospital because of coronavirus (COVID-19)

What may happen if someone I know has to go to hospital because of coronavirus (Covid-19)

A guide to your Covid-19 Vaccination

Guides for patients with mental illness

A guide for people with Severe Mental Illness and their carers on what to expect from the COVID-19 vaccination programme

Information and advice from Rethink Mental Illness on the COVID-19 vaccination for people living with Severe Mental Illness

Information from Mind on the COVID-19 vaccination and mental health

Exemption cards

Keep Safe has produced an exemption card to help people with a learning disability explain why they are not wearing a mask

Resources for carers

The SCLD Covid-19 Guided Self-help Booklet Series have been developed to support people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities to give people with learning/intellectual disabilities an opportunity to talk through their feelings with people providing support to them. There is a guide accompanying each booklet, explaining how the content can be delivered.

Topics include coping with feeling down, managing anxiety, sleep, relaxation, keeping active and staying well.