Coronavirus - information in different formats

(Updated 1st June 2020)

Thank you to everyone in our community for working together and protecting each other through maintaining physical distancing, good hand hygiene and staying at home as much as possible.  It has been hard but your commitment to this is appreciated.  Through our collective efforts we have reduced but not eliminated the coronavirus. We need to continue to  work together to stay safe in Frome as the lockdown is eased.
The government has updated it's advice about coronavirus, as follows: 

We can all help control the virus if we stay alert. This means you must: 

You can read more about what you can and can't do on the government website. 


If you're at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from coronavirus (COVID-19), there are extra steps you're advised to take to protect yourself. These extra steps are called shielding.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, stay at home. Do not visit a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

Use the 111 coronavirus service to find out what to do. The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal



Translated Documents 

Staying at home and away from others guidance translated - read guidance in various different languages

Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people translated  - read this guidance, which is relevant to everyone, in various different languages

NHS guidance translated - Doctors of the World have translated NHS guidance into 36 languages (please note date documents were updated on their website) 


Easy Read Formats

Coronavirus (easy read) - easy read advice about coronavirus

BBC easy to read information about coronavirus - information on staying at home and protecting yourself from coronavirus 

Mencap coronavirus information leaflet - Mencap easy read information about coronavirus 

Coronavirus How To Stay Safe - poster / leaflet from Photosymbols


Audio and British Sign Language Messages

Audio message about coronavirus - listen to the government and NHS message about protecting yourself from coronavirus

Coronavirus spot the signs - British Sign Language message about the symptoms of coronavirus

NHS coronavirus support - video message with sign language about what to do if you think you have coronavirus

Cornavirus updates - Signhealth (the deaf health charity) have a series of signed posts on their website about coronavirus 

British Sign Language video on handwashing - short video message about importance of handwashing


Video Format

Handwashing Rap - a handwashing rap made by the Purple All Stars


Information for Children 

Coronavirus Factsheet - NHS factsheet designed for children