COVID-19 in Plain Language
Date posted: April 13, 2020
Clear health communication is important to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Videos can be a good way to convey a clear message. Here’s an example.
Posters and infographics with eye catching images and concise text that can also be useful.
Here are some other plain language resources:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) words and terms explained in plain English – National Adult Literacy Agency (Ireland)
- Corona Virus: My plan for being safe and staying in – Surrey Place- for adults with developmental disabilities
- Coronavirus: Your Legal Questions Answered – People’s Law School
- COVID-19 – BC Centre for Disease Control; includes handouts and videos in multiple languages
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, In Plain Language – American Institutes for Research
- COVID-19 Health Literacy Project Fact Sheets – in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing
- COVID-19 in Plain Language – People First of Canada
- Plain Language Information COVID-19 (in 11 languages) – SARTAC, created by and for people with disabilities
For more on how health literacy is important in reducing the impact of COVID-19, read COVID-19: a guide to good practice on keeping people well informed. For an in-depth look at health literacy, browse the International Handbook of Health Literacy: Research, practice and policy across the lifespan.