Accessible information on COVID-19

Accessible information from the British Deaf Association on COVID-19

Route Map Phase 3

Phase 3 FACTS

The Scottish Government has created a FACTS video for Phase 3 to show the 5 key asks (F-A-C-T-S) they want YOU to remember. As everyone comes out from lockdown:


NHS Inform

NHS Inform have updated their COVID-19 British Sign Language page to include British Sign Language videos produced by NHS Lothian on the following topics:

  1. Washing and Cleaning
  2. Wellbeing and Symptoms
  3. Social Distancing
  4. Shielding
  5. Household isolation
  6. Pregnancy
  7. Helpline
  8. Text message service

First Minister's Updates

COVID-19 Myths

The James Live Stream Show

On Sunday 12 July, Trudi Collier and Beverley Robertson discussed about emotional wellbeing, View the video on Facebook

On Sunday 19 July at 4pm, there will be a live stream Show with Police Scotland - PC Stephanie Rose and Superintendent Ann Bell. View the live stream on Facebook

Eddie McRobbie's experience of two lockdowns

Access to local services in South Lanarkshire

Interview with Paul Hull: Test, Trace and Isolate system

COVID-19 Self Employment Income Support Scheme

    Vitamin D

    Recommendations on Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is required for maintaining good bone health. Our main source comes  from sunlight.

    Current advice is that everyone should consider taking a daily 10 microgram supplement of vitamin D.

    Some people are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency and it is recommended that these people take a daily supplement. This includes:

    • All pregnant and breastfeeding women
    • Infants and children under 5 years old
    • People who have low or no exposure to the sun, for example those who cover their skin for cultural reasons, are housebound, confined indoors for long periods or live in an institution such as a care home
    • People from minority ethnic groups with dark skin such as those of African, African-Caribbean and South Asian origin as they require more sun exposure to make as much vitamin D
    • Vitamin D supplements can be purchased from most supermarkets, pharmacies or online.

    A general information leaflet 'Vitamin D and You' is available online at: Public Health Scotland website . This leaflet is available in different languages.

    For more information visit the Scottish Government website

    If you would like any further information, get in touch with your GP, pharmacist, midwife or health visitor.

    DA Website

    For those who have no access to Facebook, go to BDA Coronavirus website.

    In addition, there are some BSL clips on myths about COVID-19 that need to be busted . They can be found at the bottom of BDA Coronavirus web page.

    COVID-19  BSL Contact Tracing COVID 19

    COVID-19 Access to Essentials such as Food and Medicine

    COVID-19 Things you can do to help clear your head

    BSL Access to Edinburgh City Council

    Democracy: Interview with Deaf Councillor

    BSL Access to COVID-19 Information on Islands

    Vitamin D: Advice for All Age Groups

    Culture and the Arts


    A-Z Mental Health  Video

    World Health Organisation (WHO) information in BSL

    Youth Advisory Group (YAG):

    Deaf person experience of COVID-19 relating to Dementia