Coronavirus: Urdu

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th March 2020.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to make health and safety information on covid-19 available in Urdu; and where that information can be accessed.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to make health and safety information on covid-19 available in Bengali; and where that information can be accessed.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to make health and safety information on covid-19 available in Polish; and where that information can be accessed.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to make health and safety information on covid-19 available in Romanian; and where that information can be accessed.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to make health and safety information on covid-19 available in other languages.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England’s health and safety information on COVID-19 is currently not available in Roma, Urdu, Polish or Bengali. However, resources are available in nine languages from affected areas to ensure this support and advice can be given to non-English speakers at airports. These languages are Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Farsi, modern Arabic and Italian. These materials are available at international airports, ports and international train stations. The Department for Transport is responsible for ensuring the visibility of these materials.

General PHE advice on COVID-19 is updated regularly and can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

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