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No culture is immune to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the Darwin community is more multicultural than most.

SBS has created Coronavirus information videos available in a number of languages, with more being developed. These have been reviewed by the Department of Health.

It is important that our entire community understands and implements new regulations for the safety of themselves, their families and the community as a whole. Please share this link with anyone you know who may be struggling to understand Government advice in English:

If you can’t find what you are looking for there, Ethnolink also has a broad range of resources in a range of languages also: https://www.ethnolink.com.au/covid-19-coronavirus-translated-resources/

Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing homelessness

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing homelessness in the greater Darwin region, the Northern Territory Government, through Traditional Owners Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation, continue to fly people back to their communities of origin within the NT, should they wish to go.  Over 600 people have returned to their communities of origin from Darwin and several hundred more from other urban centres of Katherine and Alice Springs.

 Danila Dilba Health Service, an Aboriginal Medical Service in Darwin, is providing health checks and advice to Aboriginal people, with a focus on people experiencing homelessness.  In line with Federal Government recommendations to increase community testing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it is expected testing for COVID-19 will commence very soon in Darwin, with the Northern Territory Government and Danila Dilba leading this process.

Resources in Language

The Northern Land Council made this film in language so that people who speak Pitjanjatjara can get some important information about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

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