Signhealth including daily update in British Sign Language (BSL) with subtitles
Signhealth is committed to making sure coronavirus information is available in sign language and is providing coronavirus information and daily updates on its website.
Guidance for the care of people who are dual sensory impaired
Hearing support and visual impairment support UK have developed guidance to help those supporting or caring for an older person with dual sensory impairment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public Health England resources (BSL and subtitled)
A range of resources to explain coronavirus to those with sensory impairments are available on the Public Health England campaign resource site.
Access to help and advice
If someone needs medical advice about their coronavirus symptoms and has a sensory impairment they can call NHS111 in BSL by:
· Visiting www.interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111
· Using the InterpreterNow app on their phone
· Using the NHS 111 online service at https://111.nhs.uk/
A sign language video with access advice is also available.
Text to Shout
Text to Shout is a text messaging app that supports deaf people who are in crisis and need support. Information about how the service works can be found on their website – https://www.crisistextline.uk/how-it-works.