The website itself has the Recite Me tool, which can be used to translate written text on its webpages into around 100 different languages. It can also provide audio translations of webpages in 27 languages. There are also additional accessibility resources for the visually impaired, such as the ability to change colour contrast and magnify content.
The dedicated coronavirus pages, Coronavirus advice and information, include translated information and advice from Public Health England around social distancing in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh and guidelines on wearing a face covering in Arabic, French, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Tigrinya.
There is audio Covid-19 information in French, German, Italian, Kurdish, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Spanish and audio Test and Trace guidance available in Bengali, Punjabi, Pahari and Urdu, as well as downloadable posters about handwashing, limiting contact, self isolating, keeping a safe distance or working from home in Bengali, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Slovak, Somali and Urdu.
BSL videos from the NHS and Sign Health and easy read guidance from Public Health England are also available, as well as links to resources from Health Education England in accessible formats and information in various languages available elsewhere, for instance on GOV.UK and via Doctors of the World.
Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Throughout this pandemic we have been determined to make as much information available to as wide an audience as possible so that people know what they need to do to protect themselves and others from coronavirus.
"This information is regularly updated to reflect changes to national guidance around Covid-19."
Everyone is reminded they should book a test if they show symptoms of Covid-19, such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. For more information, and to apply for a test, please go to GOV.UK. If you don’t have internet or you don’t speak English, call 119 between 7am and 11pm. If you are hard of hearing or have speech difficulties call 18001 or 0300 303 2713.
People can also use the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust's Ask A&E tool to input and monitor their symptoms and speak to a healthcare professional via video chat if required.
Anyone in Wolverhampton who tests positive for Covid-19 will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to isolate and share information about people that have been close contacts recently.
The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The council’s Stay Safe, Be Kind campaign offers clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.