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Translated COVID-19 information

Queensland Health has Queensland-specific COVID-19 information in many languages.

The Australian Government Department of Health has COVID-19 information available in more than 60 languages.

The Refugee Health Network Queensland has collated a range of translated, easy-read and pictorial resources from multiple sources, including 6 language adaptations of our Telehealth video that explains how to prepare for a telehealth appointment.

New resources will be added as they are developed. The most accurate and credible information about COVID-19 in our region is from the State and Federal Departments of Health. Please keep in mind that some resources developed by other states have state-specific information.

Free Interpreting Service when using health services

When booking your appointment please tell the health service if you need an interpreter and what language you speak. Interpreters are available anytime, day or night, during the week or weekend. You can contact the interpreter service directly by calling 13 14 50.

Use of an ambulance

Accessing the right emergency services at the right time is important in saving lives. Some people do not call for an ambulance because they do not know how to. Some are worried about what will happen to them in the ambulance, how much it will cost or that they will not be understood if they do not speak English well.

This video aims to make sure everyone in the community has equal access to an ambulance in their time of need and is aware of how they work and what to expect when paramedics arrive.

The video is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, S’gaw Karen, Somali, Swahili, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese.

This work was a collaboration between Brisbane South PHN, Welcome 360Queensland Ambulance Service and Multicultural Australia.