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 and support

Covid-19 guidelines change regularly. Every week our public health team publishes the latest update and advice in English.

View the latest Covid-19 guidance and the support available in Brighton & Hove in your language.

If you need help with food, bills, shopping or wellbeing the Brighton & Hove community hub can help.

DeafCOG can support D/deaf people who need BSL or want help with communication. They have volunteers who 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 several languages and they can offer language support.

Speakout Brighton & Hove has put together a range of Easy Read information on the coronavirus pandemic.

National public health advice

Public Health England (PHE) has advice and resources available on: Hands. Face. Space. guidance, symptoms, NHS Test and Trace, and the NHS Covid-19 smartphone app

  • Translations including: Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi India, Punjabi Pakistan, Simplified Chinese, Slovakian, Somali and Urdu.
  • Alternative formats including: Easy Read, large print, BSL and 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 infographics in a variety of languages to help summarise key points about Covid-19.

Lockdown and new national restrictions 

The government has introduced new national restrictions that everyone needs to follow from Thursday 5 November until 2 December.

Social distancing

GOV.UK has updated guidance on social distancing available in: Welsh, Urdu, Turkish, Somali, Romanian, Punjabi (PK), Polish, Gujarati, Chinese, Bengali, Arabic as well as Easy Read.

Hands. Face. Space

Washing your hands, covering your face and making space can help slow the spread of 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 Covid-19 smartphone app

The NHS Covid-19 smartphone app helps control the spread of Covid-19.

NHS Test and Trace

Test and Trace is very important to stop Covid-19 spreading. 


Information about getting back to school safely is available from Public Health England.

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 and Welsh.

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

Flu vaccination

GOV.UK has translated versions and alternative formats of leaflets and posters explaining why it's important to have the flu vaccination.

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 eight languages with information on five key topics: health, work, benefits, visas and immigration, and housing & homelessness
  • a telephone service providing information to callers in any language. Call 0800 464 3380 (10am to 12noon and 2 to 4pm, Monday to Friday)

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