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By Shah Amin

Senior Staff Writer

9 April 2020

| | 2 min read

Community

Newcastle launches multi-language Coronavirus advice videos

Videos in six different languages have been produced with information on staying at home and how to stay well to support Newcastle’s diverse communities to follow Government guidance.

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Videos translated into multiple languages

Newcastle City Council, Northumbria Police, Haref at Connected Voice and Riverside Community Health Project have worked together to help produce the videos, featuring prominent members of the city’s Czech, Romanian, Roma, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian communities.

The videos reinforce the government’s advice on staying at home for all but essential reasons, not to socialise, to self-isolate if anyone is unwell and to only travel if you are a key worker, as well as advice on how to stay well.

Videos in multiple languages have been produced with information on staying at home and how to stay well.

Videos produced for hard to reach communities

Cllr Clare Penny-Evans, Cabinet Member for Communities said “These are extraordinary times and we need to stay at home if we want to prevent the spread of the virus. We need to protect each other and protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

“We can only do this if everyone listens to government guidelines and stays home. This means using every tool at our disposal to ensure we get our message out to everyone in the city, including our hard to reach communities.

“Staff and partners have worked hard to produce these videos and hopefully they help reinforce the message to stay at home.”

Videos have been posted on the Connected Voices Facebook page and Newcastle City Council’s Youtube channel and it’s hoped that the messages can be shared wider.

The partners have already issued leaflets and posters in different languages to reach as many people as possible.

For the latest information on coronavirus visit www.newcastle.gov.uk/coronavirus

This means using every tool at our disposal to ensure we get our message out to everyone in the city, including our hard to reach communities.

Cllr Clare Penny-Evans

Cabinet Member for Communities