Here are some quick links to information on Coronavirus.

We are also holding fortnightly Zoom meetings with organisations on COVID-19 updates.  Information on the organisations participating and their current updates can be found below.

Organisation Updates during COVID-19 – (word doc) 

NHS information

Accessing the Health Services in BSL

For medical help and advice about your main symptoms in BSL contact NHS111 (24/7 service)


To communicate with a health professional on the phone or in person using BSL contact BSL Health Access (24/7 service)


COVID-19 Updates – BSL Information Videos

British Deaf Association
Royal Deaf Association

In alphabetical order of subject

Access to Work

All of the current updates from deafATW about the process changes  – deafAWT

Access to Work: Contingency for payment claim submissions during Covid-19 pandemic – DCAL

Access to BSL Interpreters Online

SignLive – Temporary COVID-19 packages available for access 24/7

Care & Support  – Action Deafness provides essential services in

1) Communications Interpreting (Face to Face & Remote); and
2) Community Care & Support.

Both services are available 24/7 throughout the UK.  Additional capacity has been provided during the coronavirus pandemic.

YOUChoose – This consortium is being relaunched to enable Deaf-led organisations to provide care & support services in their own catchment area throughout the UK.

BSL Information Support Service – Action on Hearing Loss

Children and Families

Coronavirus and support for deaf children – information for families – NDCS

Helpline for families – NDCS

Family activities – AVUK


Online Courses / Guides – AVUK


DIY face masks with clear panels – NDCS

Useful resources including top tips by NDCS (including BSL video)
NDCS have put together a list of resources that can help you with ideas and patterns to make your own face mask at home that has a clear panel in it.


Going to the Hospital during a Pandemic – Top Tips provided by NADP

Regulatory Guidance 

Guidance for communication professionals working with d/Deaf and Deafblind people during the Covonavirus period – NRCPD

Professional Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Regulatory Guidance by NRCPD

Best Practice for Communication Professionals in Healthcare Settings during Covid-19 Pandemic

Guidelines for Booking Interpreters in Healthcare Settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sensory Services

Hertfordshire –

If you require more information, please contact


COVID-19 –  government advice relateing to tennis activities in Britain and all those involved in delivering them.

Tech/Equipment – Action Deafness has re-launching its Assistive Technology brochure.  The brochure will enable Deaf/Hard of Hearing people to buy equipment/technical aids to manage their hearing loss effectively.  Requests can be made 24/7.

Download the Brochure [pdf]

Working remotely

New Accessible Remote Working Guide for BSL interpreters, deaf and hearing participants – DCAL

Tips for working remotely when you’re deaf
 –  Jo Wootten (also in BSL)

Captioning remote meetings for deaf people –  Jo Wootten (also in BSL)

Top tips for working remotely with Lipspeakers – provided by Lipspeaker UK

Speech to Text/Captioning – AVSTTR