Coronavirus information and advice in BSL

Deaf or care for someone who is Deaf? Want information and advice about Coronavirus in BSL?

COVID-19 News in BSL

News and discussion in BSL about COVID-19

Hands. Face. Space.

Stay alert advice from the Government

Government leaflet in BSL


SignHealth have BSL videos about Government advice and new information about Coronavirus. Watch here.

If you feel ill

If you think you have symptoms of Covid-19, please contact NHS 111.

Call 18001 111 using Relay UK or use the BSL service from InterpreterNow

Information from Nottinghamshire Healthcare

In a crisis Deaf BSL users can contact an urgent mental health helpline (0300 303 0165) via BSL video relay

Crisis text service

If you are deaf and experiencing a crisis, text DEAF to 85258 for free and immediate support.

Deaf People Claiming Universal Credit

There is a BSL video relay service for Deaf people to contact Universal Credit about either:

  • Universal Credit
  • ‘new style’ Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Changes to Adult Social Care

This video explains changes to Adult Social Care during the Coronavirus outbreak and how Deaf people can access help

Remote BSL Interpreting Service

BSL/English interpreter available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for communication with Deaf people in health settings free of charge during the Coronavirus situation

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society

Need BSL Interpreter? Help with phone calls to doctor, hospital, school, family? You can contact Interpreter Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm:

  • Skype – use bslnotts
  • Whatsapp – 07792 226 250 (can use video or message)
  • Text message – 07792 226 250
  • Email –

Drop in and duty time to see BSL Interpreter is now closed because of Coronavirus.

How to Contact Customer Service Centre

Text relay: Deaf people can contact us using Relay UK.  Download the Relay UK app or use a text phone with the Relay UK code (18001)

Contact us using Relay UK: 18001 0115 9774050 

For all contact options visit our Contact us page

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