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Coronavirus advice in alternative formats

If English is not your first language it might be difficult to keep up to date with the latest guidance on COVID-19. 

Public Health England (PHE) has translated recent guidance into some of the most spoken languages: Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi India, Punjabi Pakistan, Simplified Chinese, Slovakian, Somali and Urdu.

Translations and alternative formats (including British sign language, large print and easy read versions) are available on a variety of topics on Public Health England’s resource centre.

Local alert levels

Find alternative formats for information on local alert levels from Public Health England.

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.

Hands. Face. Space

The ‘Hands. Face. Space’ campaign urges the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak.

Test and trace

Test and trace is a crucial part of protecting our community from COVID-19 spreading. 

Find translated posters for self isolation and test and trace drive through from Public Health England.


The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Find translated posters for symptoms from Public Health England.


Leaflets containing translated information on early years, primary and secondary age are available.

Safety advice

YouTube videos:

Audio messages:

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:

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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