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Coronavirus Updates

SignHealth is committed to making sure Coronavirus information is available in British Sign Language.


Our Coronavirus Response

Summaries of Government Briefings

Our 2 Minute Updates summarise major government Coronavirus briefings. You can find previous #2MinuteUpdate on our YouTube playlist and follow us to receive the latest BSL update.

A new national lockdown will take place in England from 5th November to 2nd December. Rules include:

  • You can only leave your home for certain reasons including education, work (if you can’t work from home), exercise, medical reasons, to shop for food and essentials, to care for others and to escape injury or harm
  • You should not mix with other households indoors
  • You can meet 1 other person from another household outdoors
  • All non-essential shops, bars and restaurants have to close. Takeaways and Click and Collect shops can stay open.

The full rules can be found here.

These videos have been made possible by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Information from Public Health England

National Lockdown Guidance for England – 5 Nov to 2 Dec
Updated letter for clinically extremely vulnerable people
Updated guidance for those advised to shield due to COVID-19 has been issued. This British Sign Language translation was produced by the Department of Health and Social Care and SignHealth. Advice for children available HERE.
Mental Health Advice
More information about taking care of your mental health HERE
Test and Trace
Face Covering Exemptions

Hand Hygiene Advice

More content is available to download from Public Health England.

Support in the midst of the crisis

SignHealth has taken on new activities and services to ensure we can support the health and wellbeing of Deaf people under the shadow of a global pandemic.

Our Coronavirus Response