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Accessible formats and different languages

This page contains information and advice about coronavirus in accessible formats and alternative languages. There are also links to other websites that help different groups in the community to stay safe.

Easy read leaflets

Download our easy to read advice leaflet

Additional easy read resources:

Coronavirus Essential Advice:

Coronavirus Face Touching:

Coronavirus Home Isolation Advice:

Coronavirus How To Use The NHS:

Different languages

Social distancing, and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

Guidance is also available in Somali

Households with a possible coronavirus infection

Guidance is also available in Somali

Shielding and protecting vulnerable people

Safe use of places of worship during the pandemic

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

To prevent losing contact with loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic, British Red Cross have produced tips for staying connected and an Emergency Contact Card in 11 different languages.

Videos about how to use the NHS in England are available in: English, Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi/Dari, French, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish, Somali, Sylheti, Urdu.


Making the 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.

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.on what to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus, including information on how Brent Council can help you.

Hand washing – poster




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