Easy-to-read information about Coronavirus available in many languages

Giving the Coronavirus emergence in Europe, we decided to share some information in easy-to-read about the virus. The information comes from different organisations and is in multiple languages.

Easy-to-read information about Coronavirus available in many languages

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Coronavirus is a virus that started in China.

It spread to many countries in Europe

and all around the world.

 

Coronavirus is also called COVID-19.

This is the name of the disease.

People with the Coronavirus disease have:

  • a high temperature
  • a cough
  • a short breath

Please keep in mind that if you feel this way

it doesn’t mean that you have the Coronavirus disease for sure.

It can also be a normal flu.

You can call the emergency number for Coronavirus in your country

and explain how you feel.

Call only if you really think

you may have the disease.

There are some things you can do

to not get the Coronavirus disease.

For example:

  • wash your hands often

with soap and water

and for 20 seconds at least

 

  • do not touch your face

if your hands are not clean

 

  • cough and sneeze in a tissue

and then throw the tissue away

 

  • stay home as much as possible.

The situation of Coronavirus can be different

depending on the country you live in.

Governments are taking different actions

in every country.

 

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Some organisations of people with intellectual disabilities

are giving information about Coronavirus and COVID-19

in easy-to-read.

For example,

Plena Inclusion in Spain.

You can read some easy-to-read information in Spanish

about Coronavirus

by clicking here and here.

In the United Kingdom,

ENABLE Scotland and Inclusion North are also giving information

in easy-to-read.

Read the information by ENABLE Scotland.

Read the information by Inclusion North.

In Ireland,

Inclusion Ireland created some useful documents

in easy-to-read.

Read the information by Inclusion Ireland.

In France,

UNAPEI has also created a document

in easy-to-read

about the Coronavirus.

Read the information by UNAPEI

Information in more languages

Click here for easy-to-read Coronavirus information in over 10 languages.

Inclusion Europe suggests you to stay calm

and not believe to everything you read on social media.

The best thing to do is to follow

what the experts tell us

about Coronavirus.

 

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