Page last updated: 1 October, 2020, 10:33am
Information for patients
Patients and families may find the following information useful:
Accessibility – information on coronavirus (COVID-19) in additional formats and languages
Public Health England has published:
Easy read guides on:
Guidance in other languages including Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu:
Information in different languages on getting a COVID-19 test:
Newcastle City Council have produced videos on what happens when you got get a COVID-19 test. The videos are in the community languages Urdu and Bengali as well as English.
Urdu – https://youtu.be/aOlYexe7kF8
Bengali – https://youtu.be/zvn2BFNoYfs
Generic – https://youtu.be/dgwhhSGhHFM
For more information on arranging a test see here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
There is also information on the NHS COVID-19 app and using the QR code.
- English– https://covid19.nhs.uk/information-and-resources.html
- Other languages – https://covid19.nhs.uk/information-and-resources-translated.html
- COVID-19 NHS website in other languages and videos – https://covid19.nhs.uk/translations.html
For guidance in British Sign Language (BSL):
Signhealth is producing videos explaining the latest information and health advice in BSL. New videos are being uploaded as information becomes available.
Daily updates from the Government are also available with BSL interpretation at 5pm on BBC 107 or 231 and on BBC iPlayer.
Advice for the parents of deaf children can be found via the National Deaf Children’s Society.
For blind people and people with sight loss, the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is publishing latest Covid-19 news and guides .