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The key facts about COVID-19 explained.

The latest guidance made simple for people across Yorkshire and the Humber

Covid Explained


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About covid

Covid explained is a campaign that helps people across Yorkshire and the Humber to live and work with COVID-19. The campaign provides the facts, guidelines, real stories and information, broken down into simple easy to read advice in over 12 different languages.

We have been living with COVID-19 for almost 2 years now and experts believe that it could be with us for some time. As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved we have learned a lot about the virus. We have been in and out of lockdowns, seen infection rates rise and fall and been introduced to lots of new ideas like testing, face coverings, self-isolation, bubbles, social distancing and vaccinations.

COVID-19 has forced us to change the way we live our everyday lives. Things change quickly and there has been so much information around the virus that sometimes it can be really hard to know what to do.

The main aim of covid explained is to cut through the noise and confusion and give the people of Yorkshire and the Humber the simple facts and information they need to protect themselves and others as we continue to live alongside COVID-19. The campaign highlights real-life experiences and stories of people having COVID-19, getting vaccinated, testing and self-isolation.

About covid explained.