Coronavirus advice in alternative formats

If you are finding it hard to keep up to date with the latest guidance because English is not your first language, or you have other accessibility needs, there is help available for you.

Doctors of the World provide the latest government guidance translated into 60 languages. These have been produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, and other partners and individuals.

Public Health England’s resource centre has translated recent guidance into some of the most spoken languages: Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi Indian, Punjabi Pakistani, Romanian, Simplified Chinese, Slovakian, Somali and Urdu.

Translations and alternative formats (including British sign language, large print and easy read versions) are also available on a variety of topics.

Content on GOV.WALES is provided in English and Welsh, and is also available in alternative languages.

The Berkshire Public Health Portal also has an alternative language function, powered by Google Translate and video content is available with sound and captions.

How to do a PCR test

NHS inform has a range of videos in different languages to show you how to do a PCR test

COVID-19 app

You can download information and resources related to the app on the NHS COVID-19 app support page.

You can find the same information in other languages on the NHS COVID-19 app translations page.

Information is available in alternative formats for the NHS COVID-19 app from Public Health England.

Safety advice

YouTube videos:

Audio messages:

Pharmacy Collect

Public Health England provide translated guidance about Pharmacy Collect for home test kits on their coronavirus resource centre.

COVID-19 vaccination

Guidance on the COVID-19 vaccination can be found on Public Health England, Berkshire Public Health vaccine pages and on GOV.UK's vaccination pages.

Vaccine disinformation - videos

The NHS has produced a series of vaccine disinformation videos in a wide variety of languages. To view them please visit vaccine disinformation YouTube videos

Flu vaccination

Translated versions of leaflets and posters are available from GOV.UK:

Translated videos on Flu vaccination

YouTube videos:

Translated audio messages on COVID safety and flu vaccine

Audio messages:

General COVID-19 information

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Other guidance

Support for Roma communities

The Roma Support Group has a variety of resources for Roma communities on its website.

RNIB helpline

The RNIB has a helpline to support people who are partially sighted or blind to get the information they need, including information on coronavirus.

You can speak to Sight Loss Advisors by calling 0303 123 9999.

Nepalese translations

Guidance translated into Nepalese is available from Doctors of the World:

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