COVID-19 Resources

Vaccination Information  Lockdown rules  Shielding/health advice  Easy read information about coronavirus  Local help and support 

Vaccination facts

The coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective and will give you the best protection against the virus. It’s one part of our defence and we still need to continue with ‘hands, face, space’.

The vaccine is only available from the NHS and is being offered to people in priority groups. Vaccination is free and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. 

To protect yourself from fraud and criminals please note that the NHS will never ask you to press buttons on your keypad or send texts, ask for payment of any kind, personal documents or banking details, and they will not arrive at your home to deliver or discuss the vaccine.

Further information from the NHS and Public Health England

Overview of what you need to know about the coronavirus vaccine

A guide for older adults - leaflet explaining about the vaccine and who should have it first

Leaflet explaining why some of us have to wait for the vaccine

Leaflet explaining what to expect after you’ve had the first vaccine

Easy read vaccination resources

An easy read detailed guide explaining all about the vaccine

A short film for people with a learning disability and their carers which describes what a vaccine is, how they are made and why you should get one:

Share's CEO, Annie McDowall shares her personal experience of COVID loss and reminds us of the importance of the vaccination programme in a short video recorded for our Christmas 2020 newsletter.

 

Lockdown rules

Latest lockdown advice from the Government

Easy read lockdown advice from Mencap

Mencap have also created a pdf easy read guide explaining all about face coverings

If you can't wear a mask and you're worried about travel please click here to download a PDF template from Keep Safe UK and cut out one of the cards to show. Each card explains a different reason why it’s ok for you to not wear a mask. 

 

Shielding/health advice

Advice for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable

How to get support if you're clinically extremely vulnerable

Guidance for households with a possible infection

General coronavirus patient advice in different languages 

Advice for autistic people and their families from the National Autistic Society

 

Easy read information about coronavirus

Easy read detailed guide to the COVID-19 vaccination from Public Health England

Mencap
have put together easy read information about coronavirus

Easy News is the first magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities. Click here to sign up and download a coronavirus special edition

Beyond Words have just published full colour illustrations to look at the different issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. They are all available to download as pdfs from their website:

Local help and support

Wandsworth community hub - for residents, particularly those people who are elderly and/or vulnerable. They can signpost you to the latest information and government advice, as well as other services the council can provide. 

Wandsworth council coronavirus information

* Lambeth council coronavirus information

* Locally based mutual aid groups on facebook where you can get support and help:

* If you need help with practical things in the Battersea area you can also contact Coronavirus Angels here 

*Lambeth Larder - emergency food and other support services.

* Wandsworth Foodbank

* General advice is available from Citizen's Advice Wandsworth

* Support for victims of domestic abuse during coronavirus