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Coronavirus: Public Health

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department's guidance on covid-19 will be made available in other languages; what information is being translated; and into which languages that guidance will be translated.

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

As part of the Government's work to ensure people are informed about COVID-19 and how best to respond, work in ongoing to translate the stay at home guidance for households with possible COVID-19; the guidance on social distancing and protecting older people and vulnerable adults into a range of languages. These are the critical pieces of guidance that are relevant to a general public audience.

The translations include Polish, Welsh, Arabic (Modern), French, Simplified Chinese (Mandarin), Traditional Chinese (Cantonese), Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, and Portuguese.

The stay at home guidance for households with possible COVID-19 can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

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