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Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Information

The following links have information about the Coronavirus:

https://www.signhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/

  • New government announcement 19 March 2020 – schools update
  • What is Coronavirus?
  • How do I avoid getting sick or spreading the virus?
  • What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
  • I was in contact with someone who might have coronavirus, what should I do?
  • How do I avoid catching coronavirus?

https://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/live-stream-11-17th-march-2020-coronavirus-qa-in-bsl

  • Question and answers about the Coronavirus

NHS Online Service

https://interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111
  • How you can contact the NHS:
  1. Calling using a BSL interpreter or
  2. Using an app on your phone or
  3. Using the online service to answer questions at website: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

For emergency only

https://www.relayuk.bt.com/how-to-use-relay-uk/contact-999-using-relay-uk.html

  • How D/deaf, deafblind and hard-of-hearing people can contact the police, ambulance, fire rescue or coastguard:
  1. Using the UK Relay App and clicking on the 999 picture or
  2. Using a Textphone and texting 18000 or
  3. Using a mobile and texting 999 (your phone must be registered first, see below)

https://www.deaflink.org.uk/bsl/services/information/999-phone-registration

  • How to register your phone so that you can text 999 for help in an emergency.
  1. Text ‘REGISTER’ on your mobile and send it to 999.
  2. When you get a text back (Terms & Conditions) – you need to text back ‘YES’

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