Resources for parents and family

Facemask Exemptions

From the 19 of July 2021 there is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering in indoor settings or on public transport, although it is still recommended in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet.

Some businesses and services, including public transport, may still ask you to wear a face covering. The exemptions for wearing a face covering for reasons relating to Autism such as sensory discomfort and difficulty communicating still apply.

Printing and carrying an exemption card such as this one (PDF,  207KB) may help when travelling in case you are questioned by staff.

Resources about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Transition Resources

Health Passports for visiting Hospitals

Visiting Hospitals can be daunting for people on the Autism Spectrum and for those who care for them to relay the relevant and right information. These resources below can be helpful to Hospital staff to avoid repeated questions and queries on how best to support you during your stay in Hospital. These resources can be used at anytime, and is not specific just to Coronavirus.

Family information

Parent and Carer Information

Emotional difficulties

Language and communication

Document accessibility

Contact details

theautismteam@cheshireeast.gov.uk

01270 685960

Cheshire East Autism Team
Floor 5, Delamere House C/o Municipal Buildings
Earle Street

Crewe
Cheshire
CW1 2BJ

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