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UPDATED Coronavirus advice in community languages

Updated 21 June 2020.

You can find NHS advice about COVID-19 in many different community languages on the Doctors of the World web site.



It is important that accurate information is spread about the coronavirus. To tackle misinformation in communities, we and our partners, particularly SIS, have been working with the council to disseminate the correct information. Read more here.

In Brighton, the Sussex Interpreting Service is running remotely. If you need an interpreting service, book though their website. For emergency interpreting (spoken language) call 07811 459315. For translation services (written information) go to their services page. If English is not your first language, look at the language pages on the website. 

Advice on coronavirus

– The COVID-19 website for Brighton & Hove has loads of resources and signposts to lots of local services. It can be read in 7 different languagesClick here.

– The Brighton & Hove council website on the COVID-19 is a good source of local information and is updated daily – click hereIf you have any particular concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on your community, please get in touch with [email protected].


Advice on domestic violence 

Domestic abuse organisations around the UK have witnessed a sharp rise in people needing support since the lockdown. The national
domestic abuse hotline is 
0808 2000 247 – it’s free to call, open 24 hours a day and can be accessed in different languages. RISE have a website aimed at black and ethnic minorities here available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Polish and Urdu.

The Survivor’s Network have a new web/phone helpline for female survivors of sexual violence needing some support.


Advice on reporting hate crimes 

There has been a rise in hate speech and hate crimes during the pandemic. If you need to report an incident or speak to someone an experience, you can get in touch with the Racial Harassment Forum in Brighton, who can help. They can be reached by mobile 07916999910 or email  [email protected] or [email protected].