During the restriction of movements as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak all scheduled meetings listed on the North Yorkshire Partnership website will not be taking place or will be carried out virtually. For further information please contact the named contact for the relevant meetings or email

Links to accessible information and translations into community languages can be found here

Accessible information about COVID-19

Last updated: 6 January 2021

North Yorkshire County Council has developed a range of resources about managing the COVID-19 pandemic in our county. These can be found on the North Yorkshire County Council website

North Yorkshire County Council  have worked with partners to develop a communications pack to support people who may be at more risk of COVID infection. The pack has been created in a number of different formats, including Easy Read and community languages. 

In addition, many organisations across the UK have developed helpful and accessible information about COVID-19, using Easy Read, pictorial and other accessible formats. Information in a number of community languages is also available.

This page has been created to bring together some of the most useful and up to date information in one place. It will be updated regularly as part of North Yorkshire County Council’s response to the pandemic, to support providers and funded services to have the best available information and you are recommended to check it on a regular basis.

Services are encouraged to use and share these resources with people you support to ensure that they have the most up to date information in a format that they understand and which meets their needs.

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Lockdown January - February 2021

On 4 January the UK Government announced a new national lockdown for the whole of England. Details on what you can and can’t do can be found here.

The UK Government information is not currently in easy read. We will provide links to easy read information when available.

This poster called Back in Lockdown provides a summary of the rules:

January lockdown: what it means for you - Inclusion North Easy Read

UK Government information

General Information about Covid-19

NHS and other health information

  • Getting NHS help when you need it during the coronavirus outbreak - Easy Read 
  • Healthwatch - How to make heath appointments on your computer or phone better - Easy Read
  • NHS Guide to having your flu vaccination (jab) during the coronavirus pandemic - Easy Read
  • Easy read leaflet about swabbing, developed by the NHS Leeds Teaching Trusts. 
  • Information about the Coronavirus vaccine - Mencap Easy Read
  • Help for people with a learning disability and/or autism to use NHS 111: here


Information about going into hospital

Tips on staying safe and healthy at home

  • Down Syndrome Association Easy Read information on exercise, cooking tips and activity videos: here
  • An Easy Read Guide to Anxiety from the Mental Health Foundation: here
  • Information on social distancing and staying connected: here
  • Blind Alive: free audio based exercise sessions including boot camp, meditation and chair yoga here
  • North Yorkshire Community Learning Partnership ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing
  • North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board Human Rights Activity Packs 
  • KeyRing Self Advocacy Service Christmas activity packs 



Community languages 

Information about national restrictions during November and December 2020:


Information about social distancing and keeping yourself safe:

Health information

A range of key COVID-19 documents translated into many community languages are available at the Migrant Information Hub website.