A list of British Sign Language (BSL) resources that may provide useful information in relation to COVID-19.
Sign Health is providing a wealth of useful information through their BSL videos including BSL videos of the government daily briefings. Find out more by clicking the links below:
- Sign Health #2MinuteUpdate, a summary of the government’s daily Coronavirus briefing which is updated daily.
- Essential Advice in BSL
- Full list of Sign Health videos
NHS 111 BSL Service – How this works. Using your computer and webcam, or the InterpreterNow app on your smartphone or tablet, you make a video call to a BSL interpreter. The interpreter telephones an NHS 111 adviser and relays your conversation with them. The NHS 111 adviser will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best. Where possible the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to.
If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance they will immediately arrange one for you. Click here to learn more.
NHS Inform Scotland – British Sign Language videos from NHS Inform Scotland explaining steps you can take to help avoid infection from coronavirus (COVID-19), overall wellbeing and self-isolation advice as well as the latest information on immunisation and screening services in Scotland. Click here to learn more.
Public Health Agency Northern Ireland – This page from the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland provides videos in British Sign Language (BSL) as well as Irish Sign Language (ISL). Click here to find out more.
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