Page last updated: 7 May, 2020, 4:15pm
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COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Washing hands for 20 seconds is central to the expanded public awareness campaign to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
For health information and advice please the NHS Choices website
Find out more about the Government’s response to coronavirus here
Other useful resources
The following leaflet has been produced for patients who are currently in hospital and may have concerns that we are providing treatment for patients with coronavirus (Covid-19) on our specialist infectious disease unit at the RVI.
The following information sheet has been produced by the Psychology in Healthcare team for staff to provide to patients to help manage their wellbeing.
Children and young people
Information and advice for children and young people can be found here.
Learning disabilities, autism and other additional needs
Here you can find lots of useful information for staff to use when discussing anything COVID19 related and care and treatment with people recognised as having a learning disability, autism or other additional need, and their families or carers.
Public Health England have produced a number of easy read information leaflets.
- Coronavirus – visitors to ward (treating patients with covid-19 or suspected)
- Coronavirus – staff information (positive staff member)
- Coronavirus – information for patients (patients who are discharged or moved ward)
An easy read coronavirus leaflet has been produced to explain what may happen if someone is admitted to hospital with coronavirus
Government translated guidance for self-isolation and social distancing Guidance for everyone in the UK, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people is available in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu,
Public Health England easy read on Coronavirus PHE easy read campaign materials
Refugee and Asylum service updates document detailing current updates to service delivery in Newcastle. This document is here on the City of Sanctuary website.
Doctors of the World translations – You can find the Coronavirus Information on the website here. These are being updated and added to regularly.