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- Wearing a mask or face covering
- Social distancing
- Washing your hands regularly
- People with aphasia or other communication difficulties
- People with visual difficulties
- People with hearing loss who need to lip read
- People with a physical impairment or disability.
- People who face severe distress due to wearing a face covering.
Guidance for carers and people working with stroke survivors
As lockdown eases we will resume face-to-face support for a small amount of stroke survivors.
We will be prioritising people who are unable to receive support virtually or over the telephone.
We will provide clear facemasks for our staff to use when they’re delivering face-to-face support to people with communication difficulties.
If you are supporting someone who has had a stroke, you may find a clear facemask is beneficial.
The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists is supportive of clear face masks where appropriate.