Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Europe in Action is an annual conference which brings together more than 200 people with intellectual disabilities, their families and professionals.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic represents huge health and safety risks, forcing most of us to a swift reconsideration of our current and future plans, work activities and a way of life in general.

In a time like this people with intellectual disabilities can face even more challenges in their daily life.

Inclusion Europe collects and develops resources and information to better understand and navigate this challenging time.

5 steps to prevent harm to people with intellectual disabilities and their families in Coronavirus emergency. 1. Inform clearly 2. Deliver the information 3. Help to deal with emergency 4. Help to overcome isolation 5. Protect disability rights

5 steps to prevent harm to people with intellectual disabilities and their families

Download the document in .pdf:

Inclusion Europe online meetings about the Coronavirus emergency.

Read here an article about the Coronavirus in easy-to-read.


Download easy-to-read documents

Easy-to-read information about Coronavirus (.docx)

Social distancing (.docx)

How to join online meeting in Microsoft Teams (.pdf)

Accessibility of online events

Easy read – Top Tips to feel better during the pandemic

Information about the vaccine in Easy-to-read


Feel free to use these documents to create your own language versions.
If you share them with us, we’ll be happy to add them to this collection of resources.


Different language versions

български (bapid)

català (.pdf, TEB)

česky (.pdf, Inclusion Czechia)

ελληνικά: Κορωνοϊό COVID-19  – Κρατάμε αποστάσεις (.pdf, NCDP)

dansk (LEV, .pdf)

Deutsch (LebenshilfeMonitoringausschuss)

eesti (EVPIT)

English (ENABLE Scotland, Inclusion Ireland)

español (Plena inclusión)

français (UNEPEI)

hrvatski (Udruga za samozastupanje; daily updates)

íslenska (.pdf, Proskahjálp)

italiano (Anffas)

lietuvių kalba (JDCC)

magyar (.pdf, EFOESZ)

Nederlands (.pdf, Inclusie Nederland)

polski (PSONI, picture format)

português (.pdf poster 1, 2, 3)

русский язык (Belapdiimi)

slovenščina (Zveza Sožitje)

suomi (Papunet)

svenska (FDUV and FUB)

Türkçe (.pdf, TOHAD)

Europe for us! easy-to-read newsletter with information about Covid-19

Santé BD: Coronavirus (FR and EN)

Human Rights Watch: Protect the rights of people with disabilities during Covid-19 (.pdf)


What to do during Coronavirus isolation

english (.pdf)

french (.pdf)

Learn more

What is easy-to-read?

Inclusion Europe online meetings about the Coronavirus emergency.

Videos with useful information about the pandemic, in different languages:


5 ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

(all EU languages – select language in the bottom right corner of the video)

German / Deutsch


5 steps to prevent harm to people with intellectual disabilities and their families

Download the document in .pdf:


Anffas (Italy)

Information about Coronavirus in Italy (in Italian)

Some advice to not get the Coronavirus

Tips for feeling good during the quarantine


ENABLE Scotland

Emergency planning for carers

ACE connect


Inclusion Ireland

Coronavirus resources

Home education resources


Learning Disability England

Resources and information and how to stay in touch


Learning Disability Professional Senate

Resources to support families / carers through the Coronavirus restrictions



Recommendations and information

Zet (Zeitung  in Lichter Sprache) .pdf


Plena inclusión (Spain)

Online courses (Spanish)

App to face the isolation (easy-to-read Spanish)


Rytmus (Czechia)

Tukiliito (Finland)

How to stay in contact during the emergency (in Finnish)


UNAPEI (France)

Health care

NHS England:
5 steps to prevent harm to people with intellectual disabilities and their families in Coronavirus emergency (.pdf)

Clinical guide for front line staff to support the management of patients with a learning disability, autism or both during the coronavirus pandemic (.pdf)

Governments providing easy-to-read information

France – Germany

French government guide to caring for a child with autism (in French; .pdf)

Report on Covid impact

Updates about Coronavirus emergency from Inclusion Europe

19 May – 12 May – 6 May – 28 April – 20 April – 14 AprilEurope for us! – 8 April31 March

Opinion in EU Observer:  The plight of Europe’s disabled under coronavirus

European Commission

Coronavirus response

European coordinated response to counter the economic impact of the Coronavirus


European Disability Forum

Members activities

Open letter to policy makers

Resource page



Resources to support the autistic community



List of resources for individuals, parents, children and organisations


European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Coronavirus pandemic in the EU: fundamental rights implications


International organisations

World Health Organisation

Information and guidance from WHO

Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak (.pdf)


United Nations

Who is protecting the people with disabilities? – by UN Special Rapporteur

Preventing discrimination against people with disabilities in COVID-19 response

Disability considerations during Covid-19 outbreak



Tracking situation and measures in countries

Inclusion International

Members resources

Articles about Coronavirus, Covid-19

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.

This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.

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