Information about coronavirus

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NHS website

Croydon Council


SignHealth information in British Sign Language

Taxicard The scheme has been adapted to help users during the coronavirus pandemic –
You can now use your Taxicard for:
  • Taxicard drivers to pick up and deliver essential supplies for you; and
  • Allow friends and family to travel on your behalf using your Taxicard for the same purpose
More information –

Resources to support families / carers of people with learning disabilities through the Coronavirus restrictions

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
Question 15 has been updated to show changes to daily exercise for people with a specific health condition –
15. Can I exercise more than once a day if I need to due to a significant health condition?
You can leave your home for medical need. If you (or a person in your care) have a specific health condition that requires you to leave the home to maintain your health – including if that involves travel beyond your local area – then you can do so. This could, for example, include where individuals with learning disabilities or autism require specific exercise in an open space two or three times each day – ideally in line with a care plan agreed with a medical professional.
Even in such cases, in order to reduce the spread of infection and protect those exercising, travel outside of the home should be limited, as close to your local area as possible, and you should remain at least 2 metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household or a carer at all times.


Easy Read information about coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • New website from Photosymbols with Easy Read information and UK guidance about coronavirus
  • New rules for staying at home and away from others (for everyone)
  • Stay at home (a guide for people with coronavirus)
  • Changes to the Care Act

Beyond Words books:
  • Beating the Virus
  • Good Days and Bad Days During Lockdown
  • Jack Plans Ahead for Coronavirus: a guide for family and carers
  • When someone dies from coronavirus: a guide for families and carers


Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children

Talking to your child about coronavirus

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under

Free book explaining the coronavirus to children

Guidance for carers


Local organisations

Croydon Voluntary Action

Carers Information Service

Age UK Croydon

Mind In Croydon

Croydon Mutual Aid Facebook group can help you to find and join your local WhatsApp group where you can help, or ask for help, in your local community

Things to do online:

Mencap online community

National Autistic Society online community

PAMIS support people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and have a virtual activity programme

Croydon Libraries have a wide range of books, magazines and films online. If you don’t already have a library card, you can join online too.

Information and resources

Dramatize have activities every day at 9 am and 1 pm on their Facebook page and new videos on their website every day at 10 am and 3 pm

Mencap TV – new videos every day (except Saturday) on their YouTube channel: and also shared on their social media
  • Monday – Move with Mencap
  • Tuesday – Cook with Mencap
  • Wednesday – Create with Mencap
  • Thursday – Party with Mencap
  • Friday – Fun with Mencap
  • Sunday – Chill with Mencap

The Baked Bean company have activities on their facebook page and youtube channel

Drama workshops

How to video call your family or friends



Soundabout Live!

Singing hands

London Mozart Players

Sofa Singers online choir

Disney music

Classical music

Gig Buddies online music performances


Dance and Exercise

Malooko Dance classes on Zoom, email for details

Joy of Sound inclusive dance and movement sessions on Tuesday afternoons

Dance Syndrome inclusive dance workshops

Family dance workshops

Disney Dance Alongs

Disney themed fitness

Accessible fitness

NHS fitness suite

Joe Wicks

Go Noodle interactive activities

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Tai Chi

Free fitness videos

Sweaty Betty online fitness




Cookability accessible, easy-to-follow cooking videos made by, and for, people with learning disabilities

BBC Good Food

​Easy Baking


Shows to watch online

Watch a musical for free each weekend on YouTube

Where to watch theatre shows online

Sadler’s Wells dance shows

National Theatre plays

Cirque du Soleil 1 hour specials and more

The Royal Opera House free ballet and opera shows



Animated story about social distancing

Bag Books

Audible Stories

David Walliams

Bright Stanley

Cbeebies stories


Oxford Owl has an extensive online e-library with free access to over 100 e-books including Biff, Chip and Kipper books for all levels


Online jigsaws or

Online puzzles

Lego – challenge videos and fun



Arts and Crafts







Hungry Little Minds (newborn to age 5)

Makaton – free resources

30 day free access to symbols from Widget

Sensory learning

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit (from Leeds Community Healthcare Trust)

BBC Bitesize



Resources for home education




Various (lots of ideas and activities on each link)



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