Diversity

COVID 19 Multilingual Social Media tiles – ‘Avoid family gatherings’ (additional 36 languages) and new ‘Keep yourself and your loved ones safe’ tile (49 languages).

NSW Health and MHCS together with the kind support of the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) have organised the following new social media tiles available in multiple languages.

Additional translations of the ‘Avoid family gatherings’ in 36 languages. (Initially it was translated into 13 languages)

Portait – English

Armenian, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Filipino, French, Greek, Hazaragi, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean

Kurdish-k, Kurdish-s, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Rohingyan, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan

LandscapeEnglish

Armenian, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Filipino, French, Greek, Hazaragi, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean

Kurdish-k, Kurdish-s, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Rohingyan, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan

Developed a new social tile “Keeping yourself and your loved ones safe’ in English and translated into 49 languages

Portait English

Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese-simplified, Chinese-traditional, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Filipino, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hazaragi,

Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish Kurmanji, Kurdish Sorani, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Polish,

Portuguese, Punjabi, Rohingya, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Landscape – English

Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese-simplified, Chinese-traditional, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Filipino, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hazaragi

Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish Kurmanji, Kurdish Sorani, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Polish

Portuguese, Punjabi, Rohingya, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

These resources are now also available on the NSW Health Website https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/resources.aspx#graphics  and the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) website https://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/publications/covid-19-coronavirus.

To download the social media tiles, please see the WeTransfer links below.

Please see links below:

Link 1 – https://we.tl/t-if803tAhVw  

  • Avoid Family Gatherings (27 languages)
  • Keep yourself and loved ones safe (27 languages)

Link 2 – https://we.tl/t-bTylsegY4k

  • Avoid Family Gatherings (9 languages and English)
  • Keep yourself and loved ones safe (22 languages and English)

Updated Appointment Reminder Translation Tool

The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, in partnership with NSW Refugee Health Service, has launched an updated online Appointment Reminder Translation Tool. This tool allows you to translate appointment details into your client’s language. Immediate translations are available in 43 languages.

Type in the details of the appointment within the form. The translated appointment is automatically created in a pdf document which you can either print and give to your client or directly email to them. If you have any feedback or enquiries, you can contact us by visiting our contact form


Launch of WeChat – Health resources in Chinese

The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service has launched a new WeChat platform for Chinese-Australian community members to access the latest NSW Health information in-language, available as online posts. Follow the MHCS WeChat via the QR code to access health news in Chinese.


TRANSLATED RESOURCES – COVID-19

Note: Additional languages for translated COVID-19 resources are currently being developed by NSW Health and Local Health Districts. 

For future updates, please visit the NSW Health page or MHCS Publications page.

Feeling unwell? Avoid large family gatherings and get tested immediately

If you’re part of a large, extended family, staying away can be the greatest act of love. COVID-19 testing clinic information. Social media graphics are available in 13 languages: Arabic, Chinese – Simplified, Chinese – Traditional, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Italian, Sinhalese, Somali, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Help protect your family from COVID-19 Animated Graphics

Social media animated graphics with COVID-19 testing information to protect your family are available in 15 languages: Arabic, ArmenianBangla, English, Filipino, Greek, Indonesian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, SpanishTraditional Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Getting tested at a COVID-19 testing clinic is safe 

Social media graphics about getting tested at a COVID-19 clinic are available in 37 languages: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bangla, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish-Kurmanji, Korean, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Portuguese, Polish, Punjab, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Tongan, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

COVID-19 testing is simple

Social media graphics are available in 37 languages: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bangla, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Filipino, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish-Kurmanji, Korean, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Portuguese, Polish, Punjab, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Tongan, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Turkish, and Urdu.

Testing at public COVID-19 clinics is free

No Medicare card is required to get tested at a public COVID-19 clinic. You must self-isolate until you get your results. Social media graphics are available in 37 languages: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bangla, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Filipino, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish-Kurmanji, Korean, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Portuguese, Polish, Punjab, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tamil, Tongan, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Health worker contact after testing

If your test is positive, a health worker will phone you. Social media graphics are available in 37 languages: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bangla, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Filipino, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish-Kurmanji, Korean, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Portuguese, Polish, Punjab, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tamil, Tongan, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

COVID-19 symptoms and testing posters

If you have symptoms such as a scratchy/sore throat, cough, unexplained fever or shortness of breath, you should be tested for tested for COVID-19. Call your GP or visit a COVID-19 clinic. Posters available in 44 languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Farsi, Urdu, Armenian, Croatian, Russian, Serbian, Bangla, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Burmese, Karen, Swahili, Tibetan, Chinese – Simplified, Chinese – Traditional, Korean, Vietnamese, Dari, Khmer, Kurdish, Kurmanji, Dinka, Kirundi, Samoan, Tongan, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, and Indonesian, Japanese, Mongolian, Thai.

COVID-19 – Who to call posters

Call 1800 020 080 (24/7) for health questions or to check symptoms. For free help in your language, call 131 450. Visit a COVID-19 testing clinic near you. Posters available in 37 languages: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bangla, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish-Kurmanji, Lao, Macedonian, Mongolian, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Help us stop the spread posters

Help us stop the spread of COVID-19 between people. Hygiene posters available in 40 languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Farsi, Urdu, Armenian, Croatian, Russian, Serbian, Bangla, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Burmese, Karen, Swahili, Tibetan, Chinese – Simplified, Chinese – Traditional, Korean, Vietnamese, Dari, Khmer, Kurdish, Kurmanji, Dinka, Kirundi, Samoan, Tongan, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Polish and Indonesian, Japanese, Mongolian, Thai.

Look after your mental health during COVID-19 posters

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you can talk to a trained counsellor any time by calling the Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Line: 1800 512 348. For a free telephone interpreter, call 131 450. Posters available in 37 languages: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bangla, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Farsi, French, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish-Kurmanji, Lao, Macedonian, Mongolian, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Brochure – just got tested for COVID-19?

Brochure available in 19 languages: Arabic, Burmese, Croatian, English, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Kirundi, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Home isolation guidelines for confirmed cases

Guidelines are available in 34 languages: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bangla, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish – Kurmanji, Kurdish – Sorani, Macedonian, Mongolian, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Swahili, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Information for family and friends of people returning to Australia

Information available in 6 languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi and Tamil.

Physical Distancing and COVID-19 information videos

COVID-19 preventative video information available in 11 languages: Arabic, Cantonese, DinkaFilipinoHazaragi, Indonesian, Karen, KurdishMandarin, and Swahili.

COVID-19: A message from our Community Leaders videos

Community leader health updates available in 10 languages: Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Greek, Indonesian, Korean, Italian, FilipinoSpanish, and Vietnamese.


OUT & PROUD! ACON Regional Community Survey wants to hear from you!

ACON strive to create opportunities for people of diverse sexualities and genders and people living with HIV to live their healthiest lives.

To do so they are looking to consult with everyone living in regional NSW* about what they’d like to see from ACON in the coming financial year.

This survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete, and will be open until Friday 14 August and can be completed online here or copy and paste this URL  https://www.aconhealth.org.au/regional-community-survey

Community members who complete the survey will have the option to go into the draw to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards, drawn after the survey closing date.

*This broadly means outside of metro Sydney, but still includes areas such as Penrith. Unsure if this includes your area? Check out ACON’s Regional Map  

ACON are NSW’s leading health organisation for people of diverse sexualities and genders, specialising in community health, inclusion, and HIV responses.

To help spread the word we would love for you to forward this on through your networks and via social media using the social media tile (attached).

For questions about this survey, you can contact: regionaloutreach@acon.org.au


Refugee Communities in Cultural Transition Forum

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our annual Refugee Communities in Cultural Transition Forum on Tuesday 15 September 2020. The theme is “Sharing our Stories, Showcasing our Successes”. The forum will enable you to participate, connect and engage with stories from refugee communities.

This year the forum will be held online from 10.00 am to 12 noon.

CiCT is a flagship program of STARTTS. CiCT assists non-funded associations and groups from newly arrived, small and emerging refugee communities to help develop their leadership and governance skills. The program aims to end the dependence of small refugee groups on large community service organizations to empower them to stand on their own.

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that our keynote speaker is Chris Sidoti. Mr Sidoti was a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Fact-Finding Mission on Rohingyas in Myanmar from 2017 to 2019. It was this mission which found sufficient evidence to call for the investigation of senior military officials for crimes against humanity and genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

There will be a number of community speakers who will be making presentations about their experiences prior to coming to Australia and their settlement here. 

Attached is the flyer about our forum. Do forward the flyer to your community and friends.

Registrations are now open from: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8115947245368/WN_gvK7xiIVQyyBLaesTAJ-CA.

For any queries please email or call us (stts-cict@health.nsw.gov.au; 0422 882 060/ 0412 883 627).

We look forward to receiving your registrations and welcoming you virtually on 15 September at the forum.


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