More than five million Australians speak a language other than English, and given the complexity of COVID-19, it's essential for these communities to have access to and a clear understanding of vital health information. Trusted and accurate news in language is of particular importance with misinformation and opinion around COVID-19 providing further challenges for Australians whose first language is not English.
COVID Three-step Plan
To help explain what each step involves, SBS has created a video outlining how restrictions will change during each stage. This video is designed to make the nation's three-step plan easy to understand, help communities to continue to stay safe, and is available in 12 languages.
Department of Home Affairs COVID-19 Fact Sheets
The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs has released COVID-19 fact sheets that are now available in 17 languages. View all resources on SCoA's website by clicking here.
SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal
SBS recently launched the SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal with news and information in more than 60 languages, to further support multicultural Australia.
Stay well-informed and updated with their latest COVID-19 Fact Sheet.
A multilingual resource for Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities about COVID-19, its impact and available support. With the MyAusCovid-19 app you can:
- Browse articles to find out more about COVID-19.
- Search for topics or points of interest
- View short animations with helpful summaries of specific topics
- Find useful tips and contacts to help you adjust during COVID-19