Multicultural and translated resources - COVID-19

Useful pages with translated information and resources

See the Australian Government Health website for a range of COVID-19 fact sheets and resources in international language translations. The resources include fact sheets, guidelines and other publications.

See the SBS website for a wide range of translated news and information about COVID-19 in 63 languages. This includes information about restrictions and the latest COVID-19 news from around Australia.

A resource app for information about the COVID-19 virus and how it impacts Australia is available in 63 languages. To download the app, visit MyAus COVID-19.

The Department of Home Affairs also has a range of COVID-19 multicultural resources available.

Beyond Blue have developed information for managing your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in languages other than English.

Multicultural Youth South Australia (MYSA) has put together a four-part video series with useful information about the COVID-19 pandemic, such as what is coronavirus, social distancing, the importance of hygiene, and mental health support. The videos are available in 12 different languages and are voiced by multicultural young people of South Australia. They can be found on Multicultural Youth of SA’s YouTube Channel.

Stop the Spread campaign radio recordings

Telephone and emergency services contacts

The Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) has a list of telephone and emergency services contacts, including their multilingual telephone service, which is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. AMRC Telephone and Emergency Services Contacts August 2020 (PDF 708KB).

Islamic New Year

While practices and gatherings for Islamic New Year (Muharram) will be quite different this year, it is still possible to pray, reflect and share with your loved ones while remaining COVID safe.

You can only have up to 10 people visit your home, in addition to those who normally live in your home, up to a maximum of 20 people. This includes children.

Gatherings in a private place, other than a private residence (indoor or outdoor) can have up to 100 people attending.

There must not be more than 1 person per 2 square metres in places of worship. A COVID Marshal must be present during ceremonies.

Remember to keep 1.5 metres distance from others where possible, wash hands regularly, bring your own prayer mat and wipe down mats between use.

You are not permitted to:

  • Serve food from platters or communal containers
  • Share utensils, cutlery or plates

Download the Islamic New Year information poster (A4) (PDF 62KB)

Aboriginal Communities during COVID-19

For translated resources in Pitjantjatjara and English visit the Resources for Aboriginal Communities during COVID-19 page.

COVID Safe resources for businesses

COVIDSafe resources have been translated by SBS to support businesses that engage with customers and patrons who speak a language other than English. The resources cover practical information for businesses to use to inform their customers and patrons about capacity, distancing, and hygiene. These resources are available as ready to use PDF's and are translated into 11 languages, including Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Translated resouces are available in the Dropbox file.

'6 Simple Steps' COVID-19 prevention poster

SA Health has developed a poster showing you the six simple ways we can all stop COVID-19 from spreading.

Symptoms of COVID-19 – Get tested poster

SA Health has developed a poster explaining the signs and symptoms of coronavirus to look out for and encouraging people to get tested: