COVID-19 resources in languages other than English

Queensland Government information

People who speak other languages can access information about the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) through the Queensland Government website.

Find out more about engaging and working with interpreters.

Getting tested: Translated resources

This plain-English public Health Alert that explains how and where to access a COVID-19 test in Queensland and what it means to isolate while waiting your test result.

The message now available in 38 languages at the Queensland Health Multicultural information page along with other translated messaging about current lockdown rules and restrictions.

Also, the extended lockdown information from Queensland Health has been converted into audio in the following languages:

You can also access the audio from the Refugee Health Network website.

For more information please visit www.health.qld.gov.au or www.covid19.qld.gov.au.

Australian Government Department of Health information for multicultural communities

The Australian Government’s Department of Health has created communication resources for multicultural communities with information on the national COVID-19 vaccines rollout.

Queensland Health information for multicultural communities

Queensland Health has developed resources about COVID-19 in a number of languages other than English including updates on easing restrictions, business and community responsibilities, contact tracing locations and information for people with disability. Find resources in your language here.

Domestic and family violence information in other languages

This fact sheet provides information on what domestic and family violence can include as well as contact details for culturally sensitive services in Australia – it is available in 46 languages. Read the fact sheet.

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has developed a fact sheet to provide information about assistance to support people on temporary visas experiencing domestic and family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact sheet has useful links to find out more about what assistance may be available. Read the fact sheet.

Coronavirus information in your language

This portal by SBS offers news and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in 63 languages.

Multilingual MyAus COVID-19 app

Migration Council of Australia has launched a resource app for information about the COVID-19 virus, its impacts, and available supports in languages other than English. Find out more and download the app.

NDIS COVID-19 update (Auslan)

Watch this NDIS Australia video in Auslan, which shares important information about coronavirus for NDIS participants.

Easy English guides (from Scope Australia)

What is Coronavirus?
What do I do?
COVID-19 – Look for the signs
COVID-19 – Look after yourself

Services Australia easy read guide and audio

Services Australia has developed a range of resources including an easy read guide on How we’re helping people affected by COVID-19 (Easy Read). People affected by COVID-19 can also listen to the Easy Read document by going to the Services Australia playlist on the SoundCloud website. There is a range of audio content, including audio files in other languages.

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN)

QDN has developed accessible resources on the following topics:

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? – (Word) (PDF)
What does Self-quarantine mean? – (Word) (PDF)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Essential Items Checklist – (Word) (PDF)

QDN are holding free COVID Conversation webinars for Queenslanders with disability and their supporters.

Advice in languages other than English

Translated resources for COVID-19 coronavirus are available on the Australian Government’s website in Simplified Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Italian, and many more languages.

Ethnolink Language services are maintaining a list of materials curated from all government departments.

World Wellness Group has introduced the Multicultural Connect Line at 1300 079 020, a Queensland-wide service for people from multicultural backgrounds whose lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more download this information flyer, visit the World Wellness Group website, or call the Multicultural Connect Line at 1300 079 020.

 

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