Staying safe from Monday 19th July

Woman sat at a table, using a laptop and wearing a face mask

On Monday 19th July, most Coronavirus restrictions in England were eased by the Government. Although this means that things like wearing face masks and social distancing are no longer mandatory, some people are anxious about what this might mean for infection rates.

If you are anxious about going out and getting Coronavirus, we have produced guides to staying safe in different environments. The four guides cover staying safe at work, when travelling, when out and about and when at home.

The guides are free and contain tips from autistic members of the AIM staff team. To download them as jpeg files, please click on the links below:

Sunflower Lanyard scheme

If you cannot wear a face mask for sensory or health reasons and want to prove that you are exempt from wearing them, the Sunflower Lanyard scheme can help. The lanyard is for anyone with a hidden disability (including autism) who wants to let people know about it.

When worn, they can help to explain why you are not wearing a face mask. They are recognised by many public transport operators, major retailers and health and council services. If you would like to order one, please go to this link: https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/