COVID-19 information in different languages and alternative formats
This page contains links to local and national information about COVID-19 that is easy to read and translated into other languages. Please share the information with others in the community who may find it useful.
COVID-19 guidelines change regularly. Every week we share the latest update and advice in English.
You can also translate the pages on this website from English into your chosen language.
The community hub can help with food, bills, shopping or wellbeing.
Telephone interpreters are available. Phone 01273 293 117 (select option 2) Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm.
Register with the Signlive Community Directory.
DeafCOG can support D/deaf people who need BSL or help with communication. Volunteers can support Deaf people who don’t have people local to you that can sign or you are feeling lonely, worried or need someone to talk to.
Sussex Interpreting Services has information about COVID-19 in many languages and they can offer language support.
Speakout Brighton & Hove has Easy Read information on the coronavirus pandemic.
National public health advice
Public Health England (PHE) has advice on: Hands. Face. Space. guidance, symptoms, NHS Test and Trace, and the NHS COVID-19 smartphone app
- Punjabi India
- Punjabi Pakistan
- Simplified Chinese
Alternative formats include:
- Easy Read
- large print
- British Sign Language
- audio files
Doctors of the World has COVID-19 information translated into 61 different languages, including how migrants can access NHS Health Services.
Find more Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine information on the Doctors of the World website.
The COVID-19 Infographics website has easy to understand graphics in a variety of languages to help summarise key points about COVID-19.
The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a change to your sense of smell or taste.
NHS Test and Trace
Test and Trace is very important to stop COVID-19 spreading.
NHS COVID-19 smartphone app
The NHS COVID-19 smartphone app helps control the spread of COVID-19.
Download information and resources on the COVID-19 app in Arabic, Bengali, Bilingual, Chinese, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
Watch short videos explaining how the app works in a number of languages and BSL (more languages are being added).
Public Health England has content in several languages that explain why it's important to get regular symptom-free tests.
They also have translated information about workplace testing.
Information about getting back to school safely is available from Public Health England.
Read leaflets containing translated information on early years, primary and secondary age.
Mental health advice
It is available in:
For local mental health support, the Community Roots website can be displayed in 80 languages.
GOV.UK has translated versions and alternative formats of leaflets and posters explaining why it's important to have the flu vaccination.
- Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why
- Flu vaccination for children: leaflets and posters
The Roma Support Group has a variety of resources for Roma communities on its website.
Migrant information service
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has set up the COVID-19 Migrant Information Service which includes:
- a multilingual website available in 8 languages with information on 5 key topics: health, work, benefits, visas and immigration, and housing and homelessness
- a telephone service providing information to callers in any language - phone 0800 464 3380, 10am to midday and 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday
Find out more about Migrant’s rights to healthcare in England:
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