Coronavirus information in other languages and formats

Coronavirus information in British Sign Language

The Camden RAD Deaf Advice service is providing updates for residents in BSL: 

22 October video update: Public health advice, Test and Trace support payment, Half-term activities, Making streets safer, Advice for businesses


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Royal Association for Deaf people and Signhealth are providing regular video updates on latest government guidelines and news in BSL. 

Coronavirus information in other languages

We have produced information about Test and Trace in Arabic, Bengali, French and Somali. 

Doctors of the World has produced guidance informed by Government and NHS advice. This is translated into 60 languages – including Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, traditional and simplified Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali and Urdu. Some audio and video translations as well as written translations are available.

A group of doctors, medical students and volunteers has created COVID-19 infographics that give general advice and myth-busting information translated into 34 languages including Arabic, Bengali, traditional and simplified Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali and Urdu.

British Red Cross has produced tips on staying connected and an Emergency Contact Card where people can write the name and details of the person they would wish to be contacted if they become seriously ill. This has been translated into languages including Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Dari, Kurdish Sorani, Farsi, Pashto, Somali, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

British Sign Language updates

The Camden RAD Deaf Advice service is providing updates for residents in BSL:

  • 15 October video update Coronavirus cases rising, libraries update, closing the Digital Divide, National Hate Crime Awareness Week
  • 8 October video update Keeping Camden safe, the flu vaccine, World Mental Health Day, job opportunities for young people
  • 1 October video update Support for self-isolating, changes to children's emergency services, making cycling safer in Camden, Black History Season
  • 24 September video update Coronavirus testing and self-isolating, NHS COVID-19 app and guidance for businesses, Crowdfunder to end digital divide in schools
  • 17 September video update Booking a coronavirus test, flu vaccinations, celebrating Rosh Hashanah, sharing COVID-19 stories
  • 11 September video update Public health guidance –  including new limits on social gatherings, appeal for private landlords with a property to rent, COVID-19 Oversight Cross-Party Panel meeting
  • 3 September video update Public health guidance, more Camden libraries reopening, back to school support and advice
  • 1 September video update Public health guidance, libraries update, accessing financial support
  • 20 August video update Public health guidance, exam results support and advice, tackling hunger over school holidays, business grant scheme applications.
  • 14 August video update Our plans to address the unequal impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic residents, Camden libraries 'Request and Read' service and book returns, new outdoor dining spaces, looking after your physical and mental health.  
  • 6 August video update Changes to self-isolation and face coverings guidance, shielding, Camden libraries, business pavement licences
  • 30 July video update Face coverings guidance, celebrating Eid al-Adha, computer access in Camden libraries
  • 23 July video update Face coverings guidance, summer activities for children and young people, Camden leisure centres, reopening businesses safely, improving Camden's high streets and town centres
  • 16 July video update Government guidance update, summer activities for children and young people, making travel safer, Calthorpe Community Garden.
  • 9 July video update Playgrounds and outdoor gyms reopening, back to school plans, libraries update, priority supermarket deliveries, visiting local businesses, Marchmont Community Centre support.
  • 2 July video update Test and Trace, accessing council services, communications survey, unequal impacts of COVID-19
  • 25 June video update How to make a DIY face covering, hot weather, health appointments, LGBTQ+ in Camden, support for the Council's business tenants, job opportunities 
  • 19 June video update Test and Trace, public toilets reopen, health services, Castlehaven Community Centre support.
  • 12 June video update Changes to lockdown, Regis Road Reuse and Recycling Centre reopens, urgent or emergency healthcare, support for carers, support for young people, parking services, Abbey Community Centre support. 
  • 1 June video update Access to food and other support, contacting councillors, employment support, schools update, paid care work, speed restrictions, vaccinations for children, cycling improvements, domestic violence and abuse support.