Limited English speakers can now access thebigword’s telephone interpreting services at Covid-19 testing sites around the UK.

Global language technology company thebigword is supporting the UK’s Department for Health and Social Care to provide language services to support the Covid-19 Testing Programme. Services offered by thebigword include interpreting via telephone at all testing sites across the UK, translation of posters and guidance into multiple languages and voiceover translation for the Department’s self-testing information videos.

thebigword is also supporting the door-to-door information service in Leicester with translation and interpreting – ensuring that as many people as possible know how to access COVID-19 testing sites.

CEO of thebigword Group Joshua Gould said: “It is essential for public health that important information about Coronavirus testing is available to everyone, and I am delighted that Ministers have put their trust in us to deliver support for this work across the UK.”

Requests for language support will come through thebigword’s all-in-one language platform – WordSynk – providing instant access to translation and interpretation services via a network of over 20,000 professional linguists in over 250 language combinations.