Resources by country
Last modified: June 17, 2022
As cases of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 continue to rise in worldwide, research has shown that older adults and persons with disabilities may be particularly susceptible to the disease. In an effort to help provide persons with disabilities helpful information regarding the virus, the Disability Insider has compiled the following resources:
Inclusion Europe: Easy to read information about Coronavirus in many languages
COVID-19 – French Sign Language
Greece – NCDP Briefing paper
Netherlands announced €6 million to support “Education Cannot Wait’s” COVID-19 education in emergency response.
Russian Government (Russian)
Nuffield Council on Bioethics: Ethical considerations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Down Syndrome International: Coronavirus
Rehab 4 Addiction – Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health
Humanity & Inclusion: COVID-19 in humanitarian contexts: no excuses to leave persons with disabilities behind report
NHS – Guidance on use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by health and social care workers.
Coronavirus and people with learning disabilities: a study of the lives of people with learning disabilities through the coronavirus pandemic.
Information on prioritising annual health checks for people with a learning disabilities.
Coronavirus and people with learning disabilities study – first wave report published.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children’s social care services
COVID-19: Infection prevention and control for mental health and learning disability settings appendix.
Easy-read guide to the COVID-19 booster vaccination
Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: March 2020 to December 2021
Global Figures: 0 total confirmed cases, 0 total confirmed deaths. Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE.
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- 2. COVID-19 support extended for vulnerable communities
- 3. RC told disabled people disproportionately affected during Omicron wave
- 4. Study reveals COVID was deadlier for people with intellectual disabilities
- 5. Risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease increases by 50-80% in older adults