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COVID-19 toolkits for our diverse communities

Team designs health information for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Two people discussing a range of foreign language COVID-19 documents that are laid out in the table between them.
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Sydney Local Health District is supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities to take all the precautions they can to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“Behind the scenes, we have been working to make sure that all of our communities, have the most up to date and precise information about COVID-19,” Barbara Luisi, the District’s Director of the Diversity Programs and Strategy Hub, said.

A team of 120 bi-lingual and bi-cultural workers across 25 priority language groups are helping us to develop COVID-19-related resources in their language.

“For every language we have a trained writer, editor and a reader and they work together to make sure that the information is provided in the best possible way for the community,” Barbara said.

With their help, the District has created digital resources to share with other Local Health Districts, community organisations and NGOs across New South Wales.

These resources, which includes posters, web banners, digital screens and social media tiles, are free to download and are available in English and a series of other languages.

The languages include Arabic, Bangla, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin/Chinese, Mongolian, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Tibetan and Vietnamese.

The resources are available here.

The team has also provided support for some NSW Health campaigns.

“In developing these resources what really matters to us is that we’re working with our community, we’re making a difference and we’re doing our bit to make sure that everyone stays as healthy and as well as possible in these times,” Barbara said.