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Coronavirus information

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Stay safe by washing your hands

To help keep you safe during coronavirus, you should wash your hands:

  • After going to the shops
  • Before making food or eating
  • After using the computer
  • After using the toilet
  • After coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose


Follow these steps when you wash your hands:

  1. Turn on the tap and wet your hands
  2. Put a small amount of soap on your hands
  3. Rub your hands together and make sure the soap and water cover all over your hands
  4. Carefully wash your palms, the backs of your hands, your fingertips, thumbs, wrists and nails
  5. Rinse your hands under the running water
  6. Dry your hands thoroughly


You should wash your hands for about 20 seconds.  This is the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday all the way through, two times.

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Covid-19 vaccination

To stop people being poorly if they catch coronavirus or Covid-19, you can have a vaccination.

The Covid-19 vaccination is an injection and you will need 2 injections of the vaccine to protect you.

The vaccine has been tested to make sure it is safe.

The Government has created a booklet, which tells you about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Find out more, by downloading your own Covid-19 vaccination booklet.

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Covid-19 vaccination

Everyone with a learning disability can have the Covid-19 vaccine.

You need to be on the Learning Disability Register.  This is a list your GP practice keeps.

If you are not on the register, ask your GP practice to add you.  You can also talk to someone you trust.

You can download a copy of the coronavirus vaccine poster.

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Covid-19 vaccination film

Watch the short NHS film with Katie Mathews and Dr Roger Banks for information on vaccines.