Many resources have been produced to assist the multicultural community to understand the coronavirus and changes to everyday life – for schools, for children, for health, for parenting in times of crisis and for eSafety for children online. Additional Translated Resources are available in many languages.
Department of Education and Training
The Department has translated key information for parents and carers regarding the staged return to on-site schooling into 23 community languages:
The Education Department has translated information sheets to support parents and carers to talk to their children about COVID-19 into 20 community languages:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for parents, carers and guardians (The translated files can be found under ‘Talking to your child’- ‘Advice in your language’)
This information sheet is also available as an Easy English version which includes pictures- Talking to your children about coronavirus (COVID-19)- An Easy Read guide for parents and carers
Department of Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs has launched a new website which includes advice and factsheets translated into 63 community languages:
These resources are in addition to the links shared over the last few weeks
World Health Organisation (WHO)- Parenting in the time of COVID-19
The WHO have released a series of 6 resources on Parenting in the time of COVID-19
These resources have been translated into 60 community languages- COVID-19: 24/7 Parenting
There are plans to translate the resources into an additional 44 languages- Pending Translations
The Department has translated key learning from home resources for parents and carers into 23 community languages:
Australian Multicultural Foundation- CyberParent Web App (Translated into 17 languages)
eSafety Commissioner- Help in languages other than English (Translated into 23 languages)
Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria), Department of Health (Federal) and Health Translations Victoria are continually adding translated resources to their websites, please see the links below the latest updates:
Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) – Translated resources – coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Department of Health (Federal) – Translated coronavirus (COVID-19) resources
Health Translations Victoria – Translated resources- coronavirus
Victorian Multicultural Commission
The Victorian Government have launched a communications campaign across multicultural and in-language radio, print and social media.
Visit the website of the Victorian Multicultural Commission for support and advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse Victorians.
The materials from this campaign are available for community groups to share with their networks- Public health multilingual campaign resources