Supporting people with a learning disability during the Covid-19 pandemic

To ensure easy access to the most up-to-date guidance and resources we provide below quick access links below:

Further COVID guidance and resources circulated since January 2021


NHS England & Improvement (NHSE&I) have been working with Public Health England and Learning Disability England to develop easy read materials to support the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination. See below for these updates and resources that are now available:  

Other resources:

Patient, carer and family engagement and communication during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

NHS England - Pulse oximetry to detect early deterioration of patients with COVID-19 in primary and community care settings Easy Read

Cabinet Office - National Lockdown Stay at Home Easy Read
Mencap have released this useful easy read Q&A about the covid vaccine.

This document is designed to provide information about the COVID-19 vaccine for families of individuals with severe learning disabilities, and to help them to reach informed decisions about vaccination. Inside is information about the vaccine itself, deciding if vaccination is appropriate, and how to access support and ensure that a vaccine is administered in a way most suitable to the individual with severe learning disabilities.

If you have any additonal links or information that would be useful to share, please email and we can have it included.

Stay safe.