Page updated: 08/07/2020
Walsall for All has collated resources to translated guidance and accessible formats on information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). All links (with the exception of new shielding guidance) are externally sourced and highlighted in blue.
Guidance and resources may change at any time. For the latest information on Coronavirus, please go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Accessing local health services
Walsall CCG have released a series of videos providing translated guidance to accessing local health services during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Important changes to shielding guidance from July 6
From 6 July 2020 advice and guidance to people who are shielding has changed.
The Department of Health & Social Care and the Ministry Housing Communities & Local Government have issued guidance in a number of different languages and formats. These can be downloaded below in PDF format.
Further information can be found here
Doctors of the World - NHS Guidance
Doctors of the World UK are really pleased to be able to share updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in over 60 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. There is also video and audio guidance available in different languages.
The UK Government has published translated and accessible guidance on the following below. The links have been sourced from the GOV.UK website and Public Health England.
Support for the bereaved
Information on what to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click below to access your preferred language.
English | Arabic | Bengali | Chinese | Chinese (Traditional) | Farsi | French | German | Gujarati | Italian | Lithuanian | Polish | Portuguese | Punjabi | Romanian | Scottish Gaelic | Tagalog | Tamil | Turkish | Urdu | Welsh
NHS Test and Trace
British Sign Language Video
Test and Trace - Easy Read posters
Test and Trace - Large Print posters
Audio version of Test and Trace - click here
Stay Alert - Advice from the UK government
British Sign Language video
Stay Alert - Easy Read and Large Print Posters (click the files to download)
Audio version of the Stay Home advert - click here
British Sign Language video
Symptoms - Easy Read and Large Print Posters (click the files to download)
Audio version of the Symptoms advert - click here
Coronavirus: How to help safely
SignHealth is committed to making sure coronavirus information is available in British Sign Language. They post updates on a daily basis, including government announcements. They also have a variety of BSL translated resources on COVID-19.
Click the link to access the website: https://signhealth.org.uk/resources/coronavirus/
Other translated information
Big Leaf Foundation - COVID-19 illustrated advice
Written translations of NHS and WHO advice surrounding COVID-19 in several languages spoken by young people from the foundation.
Birmingham Health Partners - How to Safely Wear a Face Mask
Advice on wearing face masks in different languages and poster format.
COVID-19 Scam and Fraud Information by K International
Information and advice on how to protect yourself from scams and fraud, including scams to look out for. Click the link for more information.
Women's Aid - COVID-19 information
Safety and support information for survivors and family, friends and community members, available in different languages.
Advice and tip sheets for parents and families, available in different languages.
Further information and contact details
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (this email address is monitored during office hours only).