COVID-19 resources and services in your language

You can find guidance on COVID-19 in your chosen language from the list below and share them within your community. This list also includes support services available in community languages.

Government guidance

The Government released translated guidance for self-isolation; social distancing as well as shielding vulnerable people for the Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives message in multiple languages. The Government advice changed to Stay Alert, Control the Virus and Save Lives for England only on 18th May. The links are below.

*These translations are currently being updated to reflect the latest government guidance.

Public Health England have also published a migrant health guide on NHS entitlements available in multiple languages.

The Government have also released translated assets for their domestic violence campaign in the following languages: Welsh, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Mandarin, Farsi, Arabic, Somali, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Italian, Tamil and French. The English version of the assets can be found here.

World Health Organisation guidance

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued guidance in a number of languages:

Information on employment rights and the EU Settlement Scheme

Guidance from the Employment Rights Hub is available in 20 languages. The guidance includes information about advice services which can help you if you come from certain countries or backgrounds.

You can read information about the EU Settlement Scheme in 29 languages on the EU Londoners Hub. This also includes short videos in community languages explaining the importance of applying for Settled Status.

On the advice and support section of the EU Londoners Hub, you can find contact details of translation services in your local area by entering your postcode. 

Additional resources

The International Organization for Migration has set up the COVID-19 Migrant Information Service, an online platform that provides multilingual information on COVID-19 measures and support in the UK context. The aim is to support migrants who may face linguistic barriers in navigating complex information. The information is initially available in five languages - English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Romanian – and relates to five key areas of every-day life that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency: Health, Employment, Benefits, Housing, and Immigration.

SignHealth and BTM Projects have produced coronavirus information videos in British Sign Language.

Coronavirus information is available in Easy Read format from EasyRead.info.

COVID-19 Infographics have been created by a group of doctors, medical students and volunteers to help summarise key points about coronavirus in a variety of languages.

Linguist Aid is a community initiative to connect volunteers who speak a foreign language with local mutual aid groups. It acknowledges the multilingual assets people have so that support can reach those with limited English skills.

Women's Aid have translated safety and support resources for those experiencing domestic abuse and for friends, family, neighbours and community members in multiple languages.

Psychology Tools has produced a free guide in multiple languages on living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty.

The BBC provides news coverage in a range of different languages, to find yours visit the BBC website.

If you are supporting communities through Zoom, there are translated guides available in multiple languages.

The London Diplomatic List contains the addresses and contact details of all foreign embassies and High Commissions.

Action for Happiness are producing action calendars every month which set out daily actions to help us during these challenging times. Click on the current month to access the latest action calendar in over 20 languages.

Doctors of the World translations of NHS guidance

Doctors of the World, in collaboration with other civil society partners, are translating official government guidance* on COVID-19. The GLA has provided funding to Doctors of the World to sustain their work and to improve the reach of these resources and key messages on COVID-19 to London’s multilingual communities.

Below you will find a direct link to Doctors of the World latest translated resources as well as audio files of the guidance in some languages, which can be shared easily with friends and family. The translations are based on the English version found at the top of the table. You can also find useful videos** available in multiple languages on the Doctors of the World website and on their YouTube channel. Please share these resources with your patients, service users and your networks widely so that we reach out to all communities who would like this crucial information in their own language.

Language NHS guidance (pdf) NHS guidance (audio clip**)
English English English
Afrikaans Afrikaans  
Albanian Shqip Shqip
Amharic አማርኛ  
Arabic اللغة العربیة اللغة العربیة
Armenian ՀԱՅԵՐԵՆ  
Bengali বাংলা  
Bulgarian български български
Burmese  ြန်ြာစာ  
Czech Čeština  
Dari درى  
Dutch Nederlands  
Estonian Eesti Eesti
Farsi فارسی  
Filipino Pilipino  
Finnish Suomi  
French Français  
German Deutsch  
Greek Ελληνικά Ελληνικά
Gujarati ગુજરાતી ગુજરાતી
Hausa Hausa  
Hindi हिन्दी हिन्दी
Hungarian Magyar Magyar
Igbo Igbo  
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia  
Italian Italiano  
Kiswahili Kiswahili  
Korean 한국어  
Krio Krio  
Kurdish Sorani کوردی سۆرانی کوردی سۆرانی
Latvian Latviski Latviski
Lithuanian Lietuvių Kalba Lietuvių Kalba
Malayalam മലയാളം  
Nepali नेपाली  
Oromo Oromo  
Pahari پوڻھواری  
Pashto پښتو پښتو
Pidgin Pidgin  
Polish Jezyk Polski  
Portuguese Português  
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
Romanian Română  
Romany Romanes  
Russian русский русский
Simplified Chinese 简体中文  
Sindhi سنڌي  
Slovak Slovenčina  
Somali Soomaali  
Spanish Español  
Tamil தமிழ்  
Tetum Tetum  
Tigrinya ትግርኛ  
Traditional Chinese 繁體中文  
Turkish Türkçe Türkçe
Twi Twi  
Urdu اردو اردو
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Tiếng Việt
Wolof Wolof  
Yiddish אידיש אידיש
Yorùbá Yorùbá  

*These resources have been provided by Doctors of the World translators. However, if you notice any mistakes or inaccuracies in these resources then please contact us.

**Please note, audio files and videos from Doctors of the World are currently being updated to reflect the latest government guidance.

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