Red Cross – Stay Connected

In order to prevent people losing contact with loved ones during COVID 19, British Red Cross have produced some tips for staying connected and an Emergency Contact Card where people can write the name of the person they would wish to be contacted should they become seriously ill. This may be next of kin, a family member or friend. The Emergency Contact Card is to be completed in English so that emergency services can easily contact the person’s designated person. The accompanying language guides explain this and tips for people not confident in speaking/writing English.

The prevention messages and Emergency Contact Cards can be downloaded at, or people can make their own with paper and pen at home. Currently, there are 11 languages available, with a further 11 in progress.

Very useful infographics about coronavirus symptoms and MythBusters in different languages are available here: