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Coronavirus: In-language advice and information

The best way to stay informed about the latest health advice regarding the coronavirus is by looking on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Monitor official warnings and advice

The coronavirus situation is serious and changing rapidly. The Department of Health and Human Services website is the best place to find up-to-date and accurate advice and includes information translated into a range of community languages.

A self-assessment guide is now available to help people determine if they need to be tested for coronavirus.

Translated resources and health advice

If you have loved ones or community members who don't speak English as a first language, you can find in-language factual information about hygiene advice, factsheets and printable posters on the website at coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translations

There are dedicated web pages for each of the following community languages: 

Public health multilingual campaign resources 

Making sure every Victorian understands what they can do to reduce their risk of coronavirus, is key to slowing its spread.

The Victorian Government have launched a communications campaign across multicultural and in-language radio, print and social media. They have also made the materials from this campaign available for community groups to share with their networks.

Download the resources below and share via email, social media or through messaging apps you use, like WhatsApp, WeChat or Messenger.

In-language audio messages

Radio 30” public service announcement messages are available in 24 languages.

Script: ACT NOW ‘STAY HOME’
"An important message from the Victorian Government about coronavirus. To manage coronavirus, and save lives, immediate action is required. This means if you can stay home, you must stay home. Yes, it’s a major disruption to your lives, but this disruption today, will save the lives of many Victorians tomorrow."

Download audio resources now

Print advertising assets

For community members who prefer an offline communications format, print advertising assets are available to download, translated into the following languages:

• Chinese (Traditional)
• Greek
• Italian
• Macedonian
• Turkish
• Vietnamese

Download print assets

Social media assets

A series of social media tiles has been developed with key messages translated to the following languages:

• Arabic
• Chinese (Simplified)
• Greek
• Indonesian
• Italian
• Khmer
• Korean
• Macedonian
• Nepali
• Persian
• Spanish
• Thai
• Turkish
• Vietnamese​

Download the social media assets

Access to a translator for the coronavirus hotline

If you have a coronavirus disease question and need a translator:

  1. Call 131 450 (TIS National)
  2. Then request the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398

Keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies.

Reviewed 31 March 2020

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