Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a type of virus called a coronavirus.

Trusted sources of information

The recommended sources of information for Derbyshire residents about coronavirus (COVID-19) are the NHS, the UK government, Public Health England and Derbyshire County Council.

Information in different languages

Doctors of the World have produced Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in dozens of languages, in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice.

Information in British Sign Language (BSL)

Sign Health have British Sign Language (BSL) videos about the coronavirus (COVID-19), including the daily government announcements.

Information in easy read format

Public Health England has produced an easy read guide about the coronavirus (COVID-19) for protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus, also called shielding. The guidance is attached to this page.

The UK Health Security Agency has easy read guides providing information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and vaccination, including new leaflets for women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding their baby. The new leaflets include English large print, Braille and British Sign Language versions. These resources are aimed at people who have, or care for someone with a learning disability.

Safeguarding adults for people who are self-isolating

Attached to this page is a poster about safeguarding adults for people who are self-isolating.