Disability Equality Scotland (DES)
DES has put together an information sheet on who can refuse to wear a mask now that people in Scotland have to wear a mask to go on public transport and into shops. To download this is information, click here: Face Coverings Exemptions and Solutions
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss has provided information on what to do if you use hearing aids and how to get help during the Covid-19 crisis: https://actiononhearingloss.org.uk/coronavirus-response/
Glasgow City Council (GCC)
GCC has produced information about the services it is providing during the pandemic in BSL. For more information, go to https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/covidbsl
Advice for health and social care staff in Scotland from third sector organisations: Communication for people with sensory loss during the COVID-19 pandemic - from RNIB, deafscotland and other partner organisations
During the COVID-19 pandemic (and beyond), it is vital that people living with sensory loss and complex communication support needs can access the guidance and information they require for their healthcare needs.
Information WORD PDF Link to YouYube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQzsLLehbkU&feature=youtu.be
NHS Inform (part of NHS 24)
NHS Inform is currently hosting a significant amount of information on COVID-19 (the coronavirus) including a self-help guide to check your symptoms and get advice.
Go to https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
The Scottish Government, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lothian and NHS 24 have been working together to provide translations of COVID-19 information. This is being translated into
- Chinese (Mandarin),
- Punjabi, and
- British Sign Language (BSL).
Easy read and audio versions are also available on a variety of health topics, including COVID-19.