Health Translations is a Victorian government initiative that provides high-quality consumer-focused translated materials on health and wellbeing. Health Translations is the best spot for all up-to-date translated materials on COVID-19. The COVID-19 collection of resources includes facts sheets, videos & posters in over 50 languages. You can access the collection at this link.
If your service has developed in-language materials, please consider sharing them with the Health Translations team at the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health. Contact Anni Tillack-Benton or Sabina Tresise for more information .
SBS has launched a multilingual coronavirus online portal. This dedicated online information hub, produced by SBS Radio and SBS News, is for multicultural communities to easily access accurate and trusted news and information about COVID-19. The portal includes the latest news and resources across more than 60 languages. You can access the SBS multilingual coronavirus portal at sbs.com.au/coronavirus
The Australian Government Department of Health is releasing translations of 10 Department of Health Fact Sheets in 21 languages including Arabic, Farsi (Persian) Farsi (Afghan) / Dari, Assyrian, Hazaragi, Kurdish Kurmanji, Swahili, Nepali, Burmese, Karen, Tigrinya and Chin Hakka. Translations will be added progressively this week, so check back regularly.
Bendigo Community Health Services (BCHS) is sharing a weekly video conversation with a lead clinician on COVID-19 matters, in languages other than English. You can see the first videos in Dinka and Karen on their YouTube channel here. BSCHS has also developed a written resource ‘coronavirus – ways to reduce your risk’ in Karen, Dari and Dinka, all available on their website.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victoria has translated resources on their website. DHHS is also engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse communities via radio and social media campaigns.
Australian Red Cross COVID-19 resource page includes a poster ‘simple steps to reduce the risk of coronavirus for yourself and others’, available in 19 languages.
Access Easy English has a range of pictorial and Easy English factsheets about COVID-19.