Coronavirus information in other languages and formats

Coronavirus information in British Sign Language

The Government has produced videos in BSL on these topics: 

Royal Association for Deaf people and Signhealth are providing regular video updates, information and advice in BSL. 

Coronavirus information in other languages

Doctors of the World has produced guidance informed by Government and NHS advice 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.

Public Health England has translated the message that COVID-19 testing and treatment is free of charge, regardless of immigration status, into 40 languages – including Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali and Urdu: 

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.

Coronavirus information in easy read

Public Health England has produced easy read information:  

Video messages from community leaders

Councillor Abdul Hai – Cabinet Member for Young People and Cohesion

Dr Said Jabarti Ahmed Isse (video in Somali)

Maryam Cabdi – community leader and life coach (video in Somali)

Hamda Hussein – writer/novelist (video in Somali) 

Yusuf Deerow – Chair of the Somali Youth Development and Resource Centre (video in Somali)

Benaifer Bhandari – CEO of Hopscotch Asian Women's Centre (video in Gujarati)

Community toolkit

We have produced a toolkit (PDF) to help local community leaders make and share similar videos.