Key national information sources
A free remote interpreting service for British Sign Language (BSL) and Irish Sign Language (ISL) users in Northern Ireland has been introduced to provide the deaf community with access to NHS111 and all health and social care services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 NI is a symptom checker and is dedicated to providing people across Northern Ireland with immediate advice and links to vital trusted information. The Covid-19 NI app can be downloaded on both Apple and Android devices.
An online version of the app is available from the following link for those without access to a smartphone but who are able to access a computer or tablet device.
Information on additional support can be found here. There is a centralised helpline for assistance with deliveries of food and medicine operated by the Department of Communities. You can call freephone on 0808 802 0020, between 09:00 BST and 17:00, seven days a week or you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or text ACTION to 81025.
Shielding and Vulnerable People
Shielding has now been paused, updated information for those who were previously advised to shield can be found here.
Covid-19 can cause mild symptoms. But for older people and those with an underlying health condition, it can be more serious. Guidance on how vulnerable people and those advised to shield by a GP can reduce the risk of getting coronavirus and access help and support can be found here.
Working Safely During Coronavirus
This information provides advice and support for informal carers, young carers and family members. It pulls together already existing sources of information into one place and signposts carers to others who may be able to help.
Information for Charities
The NICVA has a hub of information to support the charity sector through the Covid-19 pandemic.
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