COVID-19 Info

New guidance issued on 1st March 2021 for specialist settings here

All the latest government guidance in one place here – Updated 1/3/2021

If you receive carers allowance you can book your covid vaccine now online here. If you don’t receive carers allowance and are registered as a carer with your GP they will contact you directly soon.

Contact has produced a template letter to help carers struggling to get the COVID vaccine and/or GPs are refusing to add them to the carer register. Find template here

An NHS YouTube video to show someone with a learning disability or autism what a vaccine is, what will happen and how it may feel to have a vaccine. Link for the video here

MCT virtual coffee mornings /evening events – Click link for more information. Updated 24/2/2021

Youngminds Coronavirus and mental health. Click link for more information.

Get help with mobile data to help young people access online lessons.Click here for more info

Durham local authority covid 19 short breaks information. Click link for more information.

Durham local authority links to online activities for all children and young people with or without SEND. Including online educational resources, theatres & museums in your home, activities to entertain in your home, keep active, virtual tours and various daily challenges. Click here for more information.

Have symptoms? Get tested – Click the link for more information. Gov link updated 27/2/2021

Latest work from the NNPCF ( National network of parent carer forums) on covid 19 crisis – Click link for more information.

Axel Scheffler illustrated children’s coronavirus book– click link to view book. The publishers are asking for voluntary donations to help the NHS here

Covid-19 care cards – Click link for more information.

Hospital passport from MAIN for age 16+ living in County Durham with a diagnosis of autism and not in receipt of social care – Click link for more information.

Mutual aid list of help and support in each of our local areas – Click link for more information

Durham County Carers Support Carers break fund – Durham county Carers support are still offering carer break funding.

Durham County council support hub information – Click link for more information.

Durham local authority information on Looking after your mental health and wellbeing – Click link for more information.

Government list of online educational resources for home educationQ&A for people receiving a personal health budgetGuidance for direct payments Guide to supporting vulnerable children & young people during coronavirusGuidance on shielding the extremely vulnerableSupport vulnerable young people during coronavirus Education & childcare during coronavirusActions for early years and childcare providers – click relevant link for more information

What you can and can’t do during coronavirus outbreak FAQ – Click the link for more government information. – updated 22/02/21

Durham local authority help if you are isolating – Click the link for more information

Options Supporting individuals with autism during the coronavirus (covid 19) outbreak – Click link for more information

List of some useful resources for Learning Disabilities / Autism – Click link for more information.

County Durham Community Hub information – Click link for more information

SENDIASS service update during coronavirus lockdown – Click link for more information.

Horizon information on how to get shopping during the epidemic if you are disabled – Click link for more information

Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England questionnaire for Parents / carers of children 11 and under – Covid-19 research into mental health support. Click here for questionnaire.