covid19 information

Deaf Community: COVID-19 information

Do you know where to get the right information?

If you are Deaf, here is a list of useful websites for you and your family:

(*Specific information for service providers can be found here*).

Is a story true or false?

The World Health Organisation have a ‘myth-busters’ page so you can check if information about Covid-19 is true or false.

Information for adults:

1. Health:

If you are worried about your health or a family member’s health, you can use NHS111BSL. The service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2. BSL Health Access

BSL Health Access is a new serivce that is free to use for deaf BSL users. You can use the service to book a GP or hospital appointment.

Local GP email addresses:

If you prefer to email your GP surgery, you can find local Gp surgeries here: GPs – NHS Milton Keynes

Signhealth:

You can find a BSL library videos on a range of topics including information about Covid-19.

2. News updates:

Freeview channel Channel 107 (HD), Channel 231 (SD)

Freesat  Channel 200 (HD), Channel 212 (SD)

BBC Live News online

3. Entertainment

BSL Zone:

BSL Zone produces content for Deaf BSL users. There is a range of programmes to suit all tastes:

BSL Comedy

4. Exercise:

Sign Yoga

5. Social:

Access Bedford have set up Deaf Space and run regular online coffee sessions

Facebook Deaf ‘Stay at Home’ group

6. Information for kids:

Big Life Journal:

You can find a downloadable pack to keep children occupied.

Mindfulness:

Deaf4Deaf have created a video that offers ideas to help with Mindfulness. You can access the clip here.

Sensory activities:

Deaflikeme have provided a Top 10 list of sensory activities you can try.

Do you have any information you would like to share? Please contact us and let us know about any resources we should add to our list.

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