Being Deaf and finding reliable information about Covid-19 is difficult. So, we have put together a list of useful websites for you and your family:
(*Specific information for service providers can be found here*).
Covid 19 information: Is a story true or false?
The World Health Organisation have a set of ‘myth-busters’ infographics so you can check if information about Covid-19 is true or false. You can also find out the latest information by checking out the WHO newsroom for updates.
Information for Deaf adults:
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.
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
You can find a BSL library videos on a range of topics including information about Covid-19.
You can find more health related information on our Deaf health page.
Freeview channel Channel 107 (HD), Channel 231 (SD)
Freesat Channel 200 (HD), Channel 212 (SD)
BSL Zone produces content for Deaf BSL users. There is a range of programmes to suit all tastes:
Access Bedford have set up Deaf Space and run regular online coffee sessions.
There are also lots of Facebook groups such as the Facebook Deaf ‘Stay at Home’ group to chat with others online.
Information for kids:
Big Life Journal:
You can find a downloadable pack to keep children occupied.
organisations such as Birmingham Institute for the Deaf, Royal Association for the Deaf and remark have set up online activities for kids aged from 5 years up to 18. You can find information about the various activities by looking at the various websites:
Deaf4Deaf have created a video that offers ideas to help with Mindfulness. You can access the clip here.
Deaflikeme have provided a Top 10 list of sensory activities you can try.
Do you have any information you would like to share with other members of the Deaf Community? Please contact us and let us know about any resources we should add to our list.