Coronavirus information - alternative formats and translations

 

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

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 of the Prime Minister's letter in BSL with subtitles. Click here for a video of the accompanying coronavirus information leaflet in BSL with subtitles. 

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


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.


Large print

Click here to access a large print hand washing guide. 

Click here for a version of the Prime Minister's letter in large print. Click here for a version of the accompanying coronavirus information leaflet in large print. 

Click here for a large print version of the Government’s roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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 for an audio version of the Prime Minister's letter. Click here for an audio version of the accompanying coronavirus information leaflet. 

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

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.

Prime Minister's letter and accompanying coronavirus information leaflet translations

Bengali - Letter, leaflet

Gujurati - Letter, leaflet 

Polish - Letter, leaflet 

Punjabi - Letter, leaflet 

Romani - Letter, leaflet

Romanian - Letter, leaflet 

Russian - Letter, leaflet 

Somali - Letter, leaflet 

Urdu - Letter, leaflet 

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