Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Easy Read)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan city, China. It can cause a new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia).

These are Easy Read versions of our coronavirus advice and isolation guidance.

Coronavirus vaccine information leaflets from Public Health Scotland are also available in Easy Read and large print versions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Overview - Easy Read

What coronavirus is, how to avoid catching it and what you must do if you have symptoms

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Stay at home advice - Easy Read

What you should do when staying at home

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Physical distancing - Easy Read

Explains physical distancing and what you should be doing

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Shielding - Easy Read

Advice and support for people on the shielding list

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Pregnancy and newborn babies - Easy Read

Advice and guidance about pregnancy, birth and caring for your newborn baby

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Immunisation and screening - Easy Read

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice on immunisation and screening

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Making a plan - Easy Read

Planning your care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Ask NHS inform - Easy Read

Coronavirus (COVID-19) question and answer service from NHS inform

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing - Easy Read

Information about coronavirus (COVID-19) testing

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Get a test if you have symptoms - Easy Read

How to get a PCR test if you have symptoms or have been asked to get a test for a specific reason

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Get a test if you do not have symptoms - Easy Read

How to get a lateral flow device (LFD) test if you do not have symptoms

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to do a PCR test at home - Easy Read

Step by step instructions on how to do a PCR test at home and advice on your test result

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to do a lateral flow device (LFD) test at home - Easy Read

Step by step instructions on how to do a lateral flow device (LFD) test at home, and advice on your test result

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Contact tracing - Easy Read

Information about contact tracing to identify people at risk of coronavirus infection

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Self-care - Easy Read

What to do if you think you have coronavirus

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Overseas visitors - Easy Read

Testing and treating overseas visitors, asylum seekers and refugees

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Dental care - Easy Read

What you should know about dental care during the coronavirus outbreak

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Longer- term effects (long COVID) - Easy Read

Information on the longer-term effects of coronavirus (COVID-19), also known as long COVID

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These documents are based on the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance provided by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.

Public Health Scotland have also produced a range of leaflets in Easy Read and large print formats about:

  • Coronavirus vaccine and pregnancy
  • What to expect after the coronavirus vaccine
  • What you need to know about the coronavirus vaccine
  • Adult information on the coronavirus vaccine