Multicultural communities COVID-19 advice

COVID-19 vaccine information

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Information about COVID-19 vaccines has been translated into multiple languages for you to access and share.

Professor Nicola Spurrier, Chief Public Health Officer, provided an update about COVID-19 vaccinations and the South Australia COVID-Ready Plan at recent community information sessions:

South Australia COVID-Ready Plan


Watch the Information Session on our YouTube channel or download a copy of the presentation slides (PDF 2.2MB).

COVID-19 vaccine information session

Watch the Information Session on our YouTube channel or download a copy of the presentation slides (PDF 4MB).

COVID-19 information

Finding uo to date information about COVID-19 will help you and your family stay safe. There are many translated resources about COVID-19 that are available for multicultural communities. These include:

Further translated COVID-19 resources are available from the following organisations:

Mental health and wellbeing

Looking after your mental wellbeing is as important as looking after your physical health. It’s also important to know where to go for help. The Australian Department of Health has translated resources on:

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

ASK PEACE is a virtual mental health service for members of multicultural communities who have been impacted by COVID-19. It is a free service available in languages other than English.

To speak to an interpreter in your language:

Call ASK PEACE on (08) 8245 8110 Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

  • Leave a message if you call outside business hours, and you will receive a return phone call.
  • Ask a trusted family member or friend to book a session with an interpreter for you.

Telephone services

If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

The Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) has compiled a list of telephone and emergency services contacts. Their multilingual telephone service is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.

Grants

Community grants of up to $50,000 are open to local community groups, leaders and organisations through Wellbeing SA. Funding can be used to motivate people who are unsure about being vaccinated to get vaccinated, and to create opportunities to make vaccination easier within communities.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, visit the Wellbeing SA website for more information. Applications close 5.00pm Friday 17 December 2021.

Applications are open for the CALD COVID-19 Health Small Grants Fund, made available through the Federation of Ethnical Communities Council of Australia (FECCA). The funding is designed to help community groups to lead local communication activities around the COVID-19 vaccine, targeting CALD communities.

To find out more, and to apply, visit FECCA. Applications close in January 2022.

Aboriginal communities

Visit the Aboriginal communities page for Aboriginal COVID-19 services and translated resources in Pitjantjatjara and English.

Translated COVID-19 resources

Select language and topic from the menus below for translated COVID-19 information.