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 by clicking here ***

Accessible information about COVID-19

Last updated: 13 August 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

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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Covid-19 vaccine

People have lots of questions about the Covid-19 vaccine. We have made a special page to share helpful information in accessible formats and community languages. Click here


Roadmap out of lockdown

In March 2021, the UK Government announced a Roadmap out of Lockdown with four stages. Read about what you can and can't do in Easy Read and community languages here.

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

  • Down Syndrome Research Foundation - supporting someone with a disability to go to hospital: here
  • COVID-19 hospital summary - developed with Harrogate and District Foundation Trust's Emergency Department so key information can be handed over on arrival in hospital. Can be pre-filled by providers and then updated with contemporary detail should attendance at emergency departments be required. 
  • Hospital Passport templates for Harrogate and York/Scarborough Hospitals. 
  • Coronavirus: Getting better in hospital - Easy Read 
  • NHS and UK Government ‘Leaving hospital to go home’ – Easy Read leaflet 
  • Leaving hospital to go to a care home - Easy Read leaflet
  • The NHS has developed a Grab and Go Form. This gives the information that doctors and nurses will need if you go to hospital because of COVID-19 and, for example, are struggling to breathe. This does not replace the hospital passport but is good to have as well. Some Plain English information to help you complete the Grab and Go Form is here. You can download the Grab and Go Form here
  • UK Government advice in easy read and community languages about getting tested before a hospital procedure - here

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.