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.

Local information 

COVID-19 guidelines change regularly. Every Thursday we share the latest update and advice in English.

View translations of the updates every Friday.

You can also translate the pages on this website from English into your chosen language.

Local support

The community hub can help you with money, shopping or wellbeing. Telephone interpreters are available. Phone 01273 293 117 (select option 2) Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm.

See the support available from the community hub in BSL.

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 and fresh air guidance, symptoms, symptomatic and symptom-free testing, vaccinations and more.

Translations include:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Polish
  • Punjabi India
  • Punjabi Pakistan
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Slovakian
  • Somali
  • Urdu

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.

The COVID-19 Infographics website has easy to understand graphics in a variety of languages to help summarise key information.

NHS COVID-19 smartphone app

Download information and resources on the COVID-19 app in Arabic, Bengali, Bilingual, Chinese, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.

Download information and resources about the app in alternative formats.

Watch short videos explaining how the app works in a number of languages and BSL.

Mental health advice

Information about mental health advice has been translated by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

It is available in:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese 
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Lithuanian
  • Pashto
  • Farsi
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Turkish
  • Urdu 
  • Welsh

For local mental health support, the Community Roots website can be displayed in 80 languages.

Roma communities

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:

Brighton & Hove City Council does not monitor the content or accept any responsibility for any third-party websites.