CASS have been working closely with Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) and local volunteers to produce resources in community languages about Covid-19 and the lockdown. These were made to address the need for information for non-English-speaking people in the community, mainly those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic who have been disproportionately impacted, and do not have access to reliable information about the outbreak in their own languages.
Two resources are available on the topics of:
• Protecting Yourself and Others – with a number of key messages about social distancing, gatherings, where you can go and so on
• Mental health – about looking after your mental health and wellbeing at this time.
The community languages included in the videos are English, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Pashto, Punjabi, Somali, Sorani, Turkish and Urdu, with the booklets also including Albanian and Tigrinya.
You can view the videos below, just use the skip ahead button to move to the next video, and view and download electronic copies of the booklets here. If you would like to request hard copies of the booklets for those who would not be able to access them online please complete this form.
We hope these resources are helpful and that you will share them with other members of your community.
Huge thanks to all the volunteers who filmed videos for us!