Protection and prevention

Over the last few months it has become clear that COVID-19 is disproportionately negatively affecting those from Black Asian and other minority ethnic groups with both an increased likelihood of testing positive and higher rates of mortality.

The South Asian Health Foundation has created a range of translated guidance resources to support these communities.

Translated information about transmission and mortality and prevention and protection can be found in HindiPunjabiUrduBengaliGujarati.

Vaccine information

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.

NHS staff 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 to reach all Londoners.

The languages the videos have been produced in are: Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Igbo, Nepali, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tibetan, Turkish, Urdu, and Yoruba.

You can find the videos here.

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