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.
Here are some other useful COVID-19 in-language resources:
Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines will be available for everyone in Australia to help protect us from COVID-19. This includes all Australian citizens, permanent residents, temporary visa-holders and those without a Medicare card. The Department of Health is committed to making information about COVID-19 vaccines available to everyone in Australia, including multicultural communities.
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
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.