Advice for autistic people on the latest coronavirus information.
Coronavirus Picture Guide

To help support people during coronavirus, who find pictures easier to understand than words, the Books Beyond Words series may help.  The PDF has a story without words about a woman who becomes ill, what she needs to do, and how people can help her.  There is a more detailed explanation of what is going on at the end of the story, as well as advice on how to help people to use it. 

NHS Grab and Go

The NHS has put together a Grab & Go form for anyone who has Autism or a Learning Disability and may require hospital treatment during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Download the Grab & Go for here

Covid Vaccine

People with learning disabilities, autism and their partners, parents and carers told the Norfolk Autism Partnership that the coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on them.  While those with a learning disability and autism are significantly more vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19, some people have missed their second and booster jabs.  This may be due to a daunting experience from their first jab or the fear of catching Covid through travelling on public transport to get to a vaccine clinic.

You can book your vaccine on line or call vaccine sites to ask for reasonable adjustments such as no waiting or when is best to avoid busy times Book online or Walkin.

If you need more tailored adjustments and are unable to access other sites the James Paget in Gorleston created a sensory-friendly space for people who may find general clinics and mass vaccine sites scary and difficult to navigate.  In advance of your appointment, a nurse will call the person or named person to complete the paperwork and discuss reasonable adjustments,  on the day of the appointment you will be met by the nurse who will walk with you to its own entrance through a sensory garden, all the equipment is hidden behind screens to mitigate any fears or anxieties.  If people are too frightened of catching covid and find leaving their car difficult, nurses can work with them to vaccinate in the comfort of their vehicle.   Where taking public transport is an issue there is the Taxi service to all Vaccine sites  Grab a jab with the Jab Cab - Norfolk and Waveney CCG .   Should you wish to take up the opportunity of a vaccine if it’s your 1st , 2nd or Booster please email covid.vaccine@jpaget@nhs.uk.