Coronavirus information - alternative formats and translations

 

You can access coronavirus information, updates and guides in different languages and formats here.


COVID-19 vaccine information in alternative languages

Doctors of the World has produced information on the COVID-19 vaccine translated into 60 languages. Click here to access the information. 

Click here to access COVID-19 vaccine leaflets in a range of languages from NHS England. 

Click here for links to videos with vaccine FAQs in five South Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil, Urdu). 

Click here for links to vaccine explainer videos in five South Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil, Urdu). 

Click here for links to vaccine myth busting videos in five South Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil, Urdu). 

Click here for links to videos explaining the current travelling rules in England in five South Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil, Urdu). 

Click here for links to videos explaining NHS Test and Trace in five South Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil, Urdu). 

Click here for a myth busting video in English from Dr Iram Sattar (GP & MWNUK Trustee). Iram debunks the misinformation surrounding the newly established Covid-19 vaccine and encourages everyone to take the vaccine when offered.

Click here for written and audio translated materials of the guidance on coronavirus and other
information from the Race Equality Foundation. This information has been designed to support those with dementia, their families and carers. The materials have been translated into the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Kurdish, Punjabi, Portuguese, Polish, Somali, and Urdu.

Click here for COVID-19 vaccine information videos in British Sign Language, including information for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding and what to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Vaccine safety information in alternative languages

The following videos explaining the safety and effectiveness of vaccines have been filmed in alternative languages and shared by Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Click here to watch in Arabic. 

Click here to watch in Chinese.

Click here to watch in Nepali. 

Click here to watch in Nigerian (Yoruba). 

Click here to watch in Polish (part 1).

Click here to watch in Polish (part 2).

Click here to watch in Romanian.  

Click here to watch in Pashto.

Click here to watch in Farsi/Dari.

Click here to watch in Gujarati. 

Click here to watch in Bengali. 

 

British Sign Language

Click here for regular videos of government advice and guidance in British Sign Language from SignHealth, deaf health charity. 

Click here to access a British Sign Language hand washing guide. 

Click here for a video of home isolation advice for those with symptoms. 

Click here for a video explaining the Stay Alert guidance in BSL with subtitles.

Click here for a video in BSL advising of coronavirus symptoms

Click here for a British Sign Language video explanation of the Test and Trace service.

Click here for an alternative British Sign Language video explanation of the Test and Trace service.

Click here for a video in BSL advising how to get tested for COVID-19.

Click here for an video advertising the Test and Trace service in BSL with subtitles.

On demand remote interpreting service

SignHealth & InterpreterNow have introduced an on demand remote interpreting service, BSLHealthAccess. This service allows Deaf people to have immediate access to British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for communication with hearing people in any health settings or via the telephone, especially during this coronavirus pandemic - and it's free of charge. It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All NHS health settings are included, such as GPs, Pharmacists, Hospitals and Dentists. Register and download the free InterpeterNow app to your device or access the service via the website - www.bslhealthaccess.co.uk

 

Materials about COVID 19 vaccinations for people with a learning disability

Covid vaccine film produced by Skills for People and Learning Disability England

PHE easy read Covid vaccination leaflet

PHE easy read What to expect after the vaccine leaflet

PHE easy read adult consent form

Additional training materials for COVID 19 vaccinators and volunteers provide top tips on communicating with people with a learning disability and autistic people and reasonable adjustments that should be considered

 


Easy read

Click here to access an easy read hand washing guide. 

Click here to access an easy read Stay Alert poster.

Click here to access an easy read guide to symptoms.

Click here to read an easy-read guide on COVID-19 vaccination for women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby


Large print

Click here to access a large print hand washing guide. 

Click here for a large print poster explaining the symptoms of coronavirus.

Click here to access a large print Stay Alert guide


Audio

Click here to access an audio version of the hand washing guide. 

Click here to access an audio version of the guide to coronavirus symptoms.

Click here for an audio version of the Stay Alert guidance.

Click here for an audio explanation of the Test and Trace service.

 

Watch this instructional video to help people with Sight Loss to put face masks on.

 

Braille

Click here for a braille version of the coronavirus information leaflet. 

Other braille versions can be ordered from partnerships@phe.gov.uk

 

Translations

Instructions for the COVID-19 self test kit, along with translations in Irish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Somali and Bulgarian, are available here.

Click here for COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people translated in to Arabic, Bengali, traditional Chinese - Cantonese, simplified Chinese - Mandarin, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh.

Click here for stay alert to stay safe posters translated into Arabic, Chinese, Gujarati, Bengali, Indian-Punjabi, Pakistani-Punjabi, Polish, Slovak, Somali, Hindu and Urdu

 

Flu vaccination information in alternative languages

Arabic

Chinese

Hindi

Punjabi (Arabic)

Slovak 

 

Planning your birth - translated materials

Planning your birth - Arabic

Planning your birth - Polish

Planning your birth - Mandarin

Planning your birth - Portugese

Planning your birth - Cantonese

Planning your birth - French

Planning your birth - Gujarati

Planning your birth - Punjabi

Planning your birth - Urdu

Maternity leaflets: Looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy – translated versions

Looking after yourself and your baby - Arabic

Looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy - Cantonese

Looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy - French

Looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy - Gujarati

Looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy - Portuguese

Looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy - Punjabi

Looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy - Urdu