■The BA.5 variant of Covid-19 is on the rise. Remain vigilant and increase your efforts to prevent infection.◆Wear face masks as appropriate to prevent airborne infection. When wearing your mask, wear it correctly so that it covers your entire face. ◆Circulate air frequently to prevent airborne infection. Even if running the AC, open the windows for a few minutes every half hour. ◆Disinfect communal spaces frequently at schools and workplaces. It is especially important to sanitize items such as telephones which are exposed to significant amounts of airborne particulates.
■Free PCR Testing (For those without symptoms)
Exercise extra caution when traveling outside of or returning from Tottori Prefecture.
■A new variant of the virus is spreading.
*Cases of infection within the prefecture: see the latest information at
Residents will receive written notification about the vaccine from local government. Information may be obtained directly from your municipal office. Feel free to contact us at TPIEF if you would like assistance.
Explanatory Note https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000759294.pdf
Inoculation Notice https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000759274.pdf
●Ministry of Labour Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Call Centre
TEL 0120-761770 (toll free)
AM9:00 - PM9:00
For consultation on any matter other than the vaccine, use the contact information below.
●Ministry of Labour consultation hotline for matters pertaining to Covid-19 infection:
TEL 0120-565651 (toll free)
【Japanese・English・Chinese・Korean・Portuguese・Spanish】AM9:00 - PM9:00
【Thai】：AM9:00 - PM6:00
Cautions after COVID-19 Vaccination
◎After receiving the vaccine, please remain seated for at least 15 minutes to be safe. (Please keep infection prevention while waiting.)
You may experience pain and swelling at the injection site, headache, muscle soreness, chills, fever, nausea and/or vomiting. Most of these symptoms subside within a few days.You can receive medical treatment immediately at the site when you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction) after injection.
[Tottori Prefectural COVID-19 Consultation Center]
Phone Numbers: 0120-000-406 (toll free)
Supported Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian, Sinhalese and Hindi
Hours: 9 am - 5:15 pm (including weekends and holidays)
I have a fever! Is it the coronavirus?
⇒ Call your primary care physician first!
Opening of Consultation Desk for Foreign Residents
Hours （Weekdays）9:00-18:00 （Sat/Sun） 9:00-17:30
Flowchart in Case of Covid-19 Infection
PDF with Japanese, English, Chinese, Nepali, and Vietnamese
▼If you test positive or suspect you may have had contact with infected individuals → Call the health centre consultation desk. * Telephone Intepreter service available in 18 languages.
5 High-risk Circumstances for Infection
(2) Eating and drinking in large groups for long periods;
(3) Talking without face masks;
(4) Spending time in closed spaces (such as the workplace or student dormitories) with people not in your immediate family;
(5) Spending time in smoking areas, locker rooms, buses, and other motor vehicles
<COVID-19> Key Point: Observe all of the following to reduce your risk of infection!
Take all possible precautions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the health of your society.
■Patronize safe establishments. Shops and facilities displaying the stickers below are participants in protocol against infection.
■【Increase in Cases Reported Nationwide】 Exercise due caution when leaving and returning to the prefecture, and take all possible measures to prevent infection. Exercise particular caution when traveling to and returning from high-risk regions .
■【To visitors from outside the prefecture】:
The elderly and persons with pre-existing conditions are considered to be at high risk for COVID-19 infection. In Tottori, nearly 30% of the population is elderly, and medical resources including physicians and nursing staff are limited. The impact of increased incidence of infection would be considerable.
Take steps not only to protect yourself, but to ensure that you do not increase the spread of infection to others.
■The risk of infection is present everywhere. Do everything you can to avoid it.
■Avoid going out, including to work or school, if you feel even the slightest bit unwell.
Useful Information in Detail (External Links)
▼ When You're in Trouble
AMDA COVID-19 Multi-language Support & Consultation Special Pages (8 languages)
AMDA International Medical Information Center special Facebook page【！】Emergency Project: COVID-19 Consultation Service available from (Fri) 10 April through (Wed) 20 May in 8 languages: English, Chinese, Pilipino, Korean, Thai, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese (availability of specific languages varies by day) https://www.facebook.com/tagengosoudan/
Free telephone consultation service for foreign languages and foreign people
YORISOI HOTLINE: Are you having a problem with your visa, nationality, family, work, everyday living, discrimination, domestic violence, confinement, or human trafficking? Please call us about any problem you may have. Your privacy will be protected. This is a toll-free number. TEL 0120-279-338 *For service in foreign languages, please press 2 after the initial guidance.
▼Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
【NEW】Cabinet Secretariat COVID-19 Information and Resources
How to Prevent a Widespread Outbreak / Japan's strategic approach to respond to COVID-19 / Guidelines for Lifting the State of Emergency / Total Cases /
CLAIR Multicultural Portal
【Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information】 Collected information in multiple languages, including English and simple Japanese. Includes information pertaining to immigration and notices from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, including information on compensation for foreign workers temporarily suspended from work【URL】 http://www.clair.or.jp/tabunka/portal/info/contents/114517.php
Joho Center Publishing Co., Ltd. (Point-and-Speak YUBISASHI for COVID-19)
Point-and-Speak YUBISASHI for COVID-19 ★ 80 essential phrases such as "I want to be tested for COVID-19," "stay at home unless absolutely necessary," "I have symptoms," and "close contact." Available for free download as a .pdf. Languages available: Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Taiwan Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Vientamese, Pilipino, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, Korean. 【URL】https://www.yubisashi.com/covid19/
■Prime Minister's Office■ Measures against infection flyer download
●Avoiding the 3 Cs (in Japanese, English, and Chinese) ●Hand washing (in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Portuguese) ●Cough etiquette (in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Portuguese) ●Guide to the \100k emergency relief package (in Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, and Hindi) 【Prime Minister's Office】https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/coronavirus.html#c5
▼For Technical Intern Trainees
OTIT, Organization for Technical Intern Training
OTIT Native Language Consultation for "Technical Intern Trainees"（English）【URL】https://www.support.otit.go.jp/soudan/en/
▼Get the Latest Information
Special site for COVID-19 information (in Japanese, English, and Chinese) 【URL】https://www.pref.tottori.lg.jp/corona-virus/
NHK WEB EASY
News in simple Japanese, with option to use or remove furigana. Also available as audio.
The latest updates on COVID-19 in the language of your choice: English / العربية / বাংলা / မြန်မာဘာသာစကား /
NHK WORLD-JAPAN Links for Multilingual News &BOSAI Info
NHK WORLD-JAPAN provides essential up-to-date information here in multiple languages during emergency situations, such as a natural disaster or the spread of coronavirus. Follow the links in the latest posts below. More information is available in each category.
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
COVID-19 Information (Japanese, English, and Chinese) 【URL】 https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html
A notice to all foreign residents:
PCR Test (within Tottori Prefecture) Certain hospitals in Tottori offer PCR testing. A fee is required.