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Translated guidance and accessible formats on COVID-19

Page updated 08/04/2020.

Walsall for All has collated several links of translated guidance and accessible formats related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).


All links are coloured in blue.


Please note, guidance on the health situation is constantly changing, so please keep checking the below links on a regular basis.



Alternative formats from Public Health England


Stay Home, Save Lives in British Sign Language (BSL)

Click here for the audio version.

Source: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101/resources/5098

Hand-hygiene guidance in alternative formats.

Click below to access your preferred format.


Easy Read | Large Print | Audio Version


British Sign Language video.

Source: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101/resources/5080

Home Isolation Advice in British Sign Language (BSL) by Public Health England. Click here to access and download the videos (ZIP folder).


British Sign Language (BSL) versions of social media resources for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and an additional signed version of the Face Touching Social film.


As well as accessing NHS 111 by phone or online, if you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can call 18001 111 on a textphone or use the NHS 111 BSL interpreter service via nhs.uk/111

Video: Home isolation advice for those with symptoms in British Sign Language (Source: Public Health England)


Video: Face touching film in British Sign Language (Source: Public Health England)


Other useful easy-read documents Mencap easy-read COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance

GOV.UK easy-read guide on looking after your feelings and your body

GOV.UK advice


The UK Government has published translated and easy-read guidance on the following below. The links have been sourced from the GOV.UK website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information leaflet

This leaflet has information on what everyone must do to help stop the spread of coronavirus. There is also information on spotting the symptoms, advice for vulnerable groups, and information about government support for businesses and workers. Click here for more.


English | Bengali | Gujarati | Polish | Punjabi | Romani | Romanian | Russian | Somali | Urdu | Welsh


Large Print version (English)





British Sign Language version of Coronavirus leaflet

Guidance documents from GOV.UK


COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people. Click here for more.


English | Arabic | Bengali | French | Gujarati | Polish | Portuguese | Punjabi | Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) | Traditional Chinese (Cantonese) | Urdu | Welsh


Easy-read guides (click below to access the PDF)


Please also refer to the government's latest guidance on staying at home and away from others, which was first published on 23rd March 2020: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Click here for more.


English | Arabic | Bengali | French | Gujarati | Polish | Portuguese | Punjabi | Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) | Traditional Chinese (Cantonese) | Urdu | Welsh


Easy-read guides (click below to access the PDF)

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Click here for more.


English | Arabic | Bengali | French | Gujarati | Polish | Portuguese | Punjabi | Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) | Traditional Chinese (Cantonese) | Urdu | Welsh


Also available in Easy Read (English)

Translated posters sourced from Public Health England


Stay Home, Save Lives posters in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romani, Romanian, Russian and Urdu.

Source: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101/resources/4992

Other translated advice and guidance


Coronavirus information - what should I do?

Bengali | Hungarian | Kurdish | Lithuanian | Pashto | Polish | Punjabi | Romanian | Russian | Slovak | Urdu

Public Health England - patient advice on self-isolation

English | Bengali | Hungarian | Kurdish | Lithuanian | Pashto | Polish | Punjabi | Romanian | Russian | Slovak | Urdu


Full guidance on staying at home and away from others (from GOV.UK)

English | Bengali | Hungarian | Kurdish | Lithuanian | Pashto | Polish | Punjabi | Romanian | Russian | Slovak | Urdu

Doctors of the World - Latest NHS Guidance

Doctors of the World UK are really pleased to be able to share updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in over 30 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice. The guidance is based on the government’s updated advice and health information. Click the Drive link or website link to access the advice.

Website: www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information

Further information and contact details


Word 360

If you or someone you know requires information, support or guidance in an alternative format, or for any interpreting, translation, transcription or has British Sign Language (BSL) requirements, please contact Word360 by emailing getintouch@word360.co.uk or calling 0121 554 1981 and quoting ‘Walsall Council’ when making your request.

Deaf Support and Care Services

Deaf Support and Care Services Limited (DSCS) is a unique company that provides services to individuals who are Deaf or have a sensory loss. These can be accessed by any individual who is Deaf, hard of hearing/partially hearing, or Deafblind.

If you require any support, please call/video call or text 07391 285 489 and ask for Vicky, call 0121 609 7060, or e-mail info@dscs-ltd.com. Please quote ‘Walsall Council’ when making your request.


Walsall Society for the Blind

Walsall Society for the Blind is available to provide expert support, advice and information to those affected by sight loss. Please contact the Centre on 01922 627683 or hawleyhouse@wsftb.co.uk

NHS 111

As well as accessing NHS 111 by phone or online, if you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can call 18001 111 on a textphone or use the NHS 111 BSL interpreter service via nhs.uk/111

Who do I contact for any other enquiries?

For any other enquiry regarding information in accessible formats, please contact equality@walsall.gov.uk (this email address is monitored during office hours only).

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