Ipswich Community Media

Covid-19 Resources

We have gathered together a number of resources relating to the Covid-19 pandemic in various languages and will be sharing them here. We will update this page as more resources become available. You can read our personal statement about Covid-19 here.

Big Leaf Foundation


Written and audio translations of NHS and WHO advice in several refugee languages.

Languages available: English, Tigrinya, Farsi, Albanian, Arabic, Kurmanji, Sorani, Vietnamese, and Pashto.

Doctors of the World


NHS guidance on Covid-19 symptoms, how to self-isolate and how to contact the NHS in 49 languages.

Languages available: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Czech, Dari, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino, French, German. Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kiswahili, Krio, Kurdish Sorani, Latvian, Lithuanian, Oromo, Malayalam, Nepali, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Sindhi, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yiddish.

The information is also available in video form, currently in 10 languages with more to be added.

Languages available: English, Arabic, Gujarati, Kurdish Sorani, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.



Coronavirus (COVID-19) information leaflet on what to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus, including information on symptoms and government support.

Languages available: English, English (large print), English (easy read), Welsh (easy read), Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Urdu, Welsh. Additional video in BSL.



GYROS are providing support remotely through phone, email and Social Media. If you are working/supporting any individuals or families who do not have English as a first language, need support with language/cultural barriers or need immigration informed advice- get in contact with them.

Their website has explanations of their service offer and contact information in multiple languages, including: Romanian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Indonesian and Tetum.



Mindheart have created a short book to support and reassure young children about issues around COVID-19, available to read online in 25 different languages.

Languages available: Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), French, Polish, Hebrew, Indonesian, German, Turkish, Russian, Egyptian Arabic, Arabic, Romanian, Hungarian, Greek, Danish, Serbian, Welsh, Croatian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, Persian.

Roma Support Group


Roma Support Group have collated resources for the Roma community relating to Covid-19, these include general information and videos explaining social distancing and government advice.

Languages available: Romanian Romanes dialect, Slovak Romanes dialect, Romanian, and Slovak.

Suffolk Constabulary


Suffolk Constabulary’s explanation of the most recent UK government advice on staying at home.

Languages available: Arabic, English, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Chinese.


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