thebigword, the Leeds-headquartered language technology company, is supplying interpreting services for limited English speakers at COVID-19 testing sites around the UK.
Services offered 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.
The company 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.
“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,” said CEO Joshua Gould.
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.