Accessible formats and different languages

This page contains information, support and advice about coronavirus in accessible formats and alternative languages. It includes:

Translated guidance

Easy read guidance

British Sign Language resources

Resources for Blind and partially sighted people

Support for DeafBlind people

Learning disability support

Making our website easier to use

Translated guidance

Staying safe

The Government has provided important information and advice in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu:

Doctors of the World have also provided:

The Brent Chinese Association has provided:

If you are visiting the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), the NHS website has advice on coronavirus testing and treatment


You can find out more about the importance of everyone getting tested in the following series of videos produced by community leaders in Alperton:

Find out more about the NHS Test & Trace by watching a video in English, Somali, Arabic,  Gujarati or Romanian

NHS Covid Vaccination Programme

NHS doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward to help reassure communities that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards.

Clinicians have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken languages – apart from English – in the capital to help ensure messages about the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine reach all Londoners.

Languages include: Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Yoruba.

Watch the videos on the NHS website

Easy read guidance

Brent Council has produced an easy to read advice leaflet. It explains what you need to do to stop the spread of coronavirus, and how the council can help you:

Other easy read resources:

Resources for blind and partially sighted people

To request coronavirus information in Braille, please call the RNIB on 0303 123999.

The RBIB has also increased its support for blind and partially sighted people during the coronavirus pandemic:

You can also contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 (Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, and Saturdays, 9am-1pm) or email

Sight Advice have also produced a coronavirus FAQ for blind and partially sighted people:

Support for Deafblind people

DeafBlindUK's helpline and wellbeing services offer practical help about how to look after yourself and stay safe, as well as emotional support if you find yourself more isolated than usual:

Learning disability support

Mencap have produced helpful information, advice and resources for people with a learning disability and families:

Making our website easier to use

This website also uses a tool called ‘Browsealoud', a piece of software which helps people who:

  • can't see very well
  • are blind
  • can't hear very well
  • find a keyboard or mouse hard to use
  • find words difficult
  • speak a different language

You don't have to download or install anything - just click on the orange ‘Speak’ button at the top of the page, next to the Brent logo, or visit Translate this page for more information. 

It includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software and a translation tool with over 100 languages. You can also use it to change colour schemes, font sizes and style.