Weekly Migrant Information Hub update 5th March 2021


Migrant Info Hub update #8: 27Feb – March 5th 2021

A variety of new and updated resources this week. We hope there is something useful for you here. Best wishes, MIH team

Translated Resources: Mental health & self-care, detailed official covid-restrictions, letters to high risk and vulnerable adults and young people, access to quality legal advice (and complaints procedures), vaccine explanation videos, updated detailed Covid-19 information leaflets and MP3s.

Information Resources: National Youth Agency Covid-19 Guidance & webinar, Public Health England: New ‘Covid-19 – Road Map explainers, Easy read roadmap infographic, Local radio from all over the world, Updated guidance for staff involved in accommodation for asylum seekers.

Training, events and research: Recorded Vaccine Webinar for Imams & Community Leaders, COVID-19 Vaccination – Workforce Cell Communications team – resources and requests around the vaccine rollout to ‘BAME’ health and social care workers.

New Translated Resources


1.   Translated: Mental health and self care information

Mindwell Leeds have produced a range of information on their website which has a facility enabling you to change the language of each resource. These resources are therefore available in a huge range of languages. Note: Where resources mention services, they often offer national and regional organisations as well as services in Leeds.

2.    Translated: Detailed Stay at Home Guidance by UK Gov

UK.Gov have translated stay at home guidance which takes account of the recent roadmap announcements. Find out what you can and cannot do.

The summary covers, what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown, Hands. Face. Space, Reducing the chance of catching or spreading the virus in your home, When you can leave home, Meeting other people, Exercising, Face coverings, Support and childcare bubbles, If you break the rules, Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus, Going to work, Going to school or college, Universities, Childcare, Travel, International travel, Staying away from home overnight, Care home visits, Funerals, Weddings, civil partnerships and religious services, Places of worship, Sports and physical activity, Moving home, Financial support, Businesses and venues, Businesses and venues which can remain open, Healthcare and public services,

Available as a webpage in English, and as a PDF in Easy read, Large print, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shamukhi, Slovak, Somali, Urdu, Welsh

3.    Translated: UK Gov letter to people identified as high risk – aged 19 to 69

Translated reference-only version of letter to people identified as high risk by COVID-19 population risk assessment model, aged 19 to 69 sent 17 February 2020.

Available in: English, easy-read, large print, audio, BSL, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

4.    Translated: Videos – how vaccines protect you and others

Medical Aid Films have published these vaccine explainers, explaining how vaccines work, how they are produced, and how they are safety assured.

Available in: English, Arabic, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili

5.    Translated: Videos supporting vaccination

Retas worked together with language speaking health professionals to produce videos encouraging vaccine uptake (based on NHS guidance)

Available in: Arabic, Tigrinya and Blin (an Eritrean language)

6.    Translated: Letter to clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people


UK.Gov translated a letter to clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people

Available in English, Large Print, Easy Read, BSL, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

7.    Translated: How to access quality legal advice (and how to raise concerns about poor advice)

Posters from UK Gov explaining how to source quality advice.

8.    Translated: Doctors of the World – UK based detailed Covid -19 Information in Audio and Text

Doctors of the World has updated its coronavirus (COVID-19) translated resources, which are offered  in 60 languages, and in various formats.

English, Afrikaans, Afrikaans MP3, Albanian, Albanian MP3, Amharic, Amharic MP3, Arabic, Arabic MP3, Armenian, Armenian MP3, Bulgarian, Bulgarian MP3, Bengali, Bengali MP3 , Burmese, Burmese MP3 , Czech, Czech MP3, Dari, Dari MP3, Dutch, Dutch MP3, Estonian, Estonian MP3, Farsi, Farsi MP3 , Filipino, Filipino MP3, Finnish, Finnish MP3, French, French MP3, German, German MP3, Greek, Greek MP3, Gujarati, Gujarati MP3, Hausa, Hausa MP3, Hindi, Hindi MP3, Hungarian, Hungarian MP3, Igbo, Igbo MP3, Indonesian, Indonesian MP3, Italian, Italian MP3, Japanese, Kiswahili, Kiswahili MP3, Korean, Korean MP3 , Krio, Krio MP3, Kurdish (Sorani), Kurdish (Sorani) MP3, Latvian, Latvian MP3, Lithuanian, Lithuanian MP3, Mayalam, Mayalam MP3, Nepali, Nepali MP3, Oromo, Oromo MP3, Pahari, Pahari MP3, Pashto, Pashto MP3, Pidgin, Pidgin MP3, Polish, Polish MP3, Portuguese, Portuguese MP3, Punjabi (India), Punjabi (India) MP3, Romanian, Romanian MP3, Romani, Romani MP3, Russian, Russian MP3, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Simplified) MP3, Sindhi, Sindhi MP3 , Slovak, Slovak MP3, Somali, Somali MP3 , Spanish, Spanish MP3, Tamil, Tamil MP3, Tetum, Tetum MP3 , Tigrinya, Tigrinya MP3, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Traditional) MP3, Turkish, Turkish MP3 , Twi, Twi MP3, Urdu, Urdu MP3, Vietnamese, Vietnamese MP3, Wolof, Wolof MP3, Yiddish, Yiddish MP3, Yoruba, Yoruba MP3.

Information Resources

  1. National Youth Agency Covid-19 Guidance

The National Youth Agency (NYA), with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, developed youth sector specific advice and guidance to support local providers, leaders, volunteers and young people to remain safe when engaging in youth sector activities. It is intended to guide the youth sector in opening up services for young people at the right pace and time. The full guidance document is available to download via the NYA website.  There is also a NYA Covid-19 guidance webinar available to watch

Public Health England have created new coronavirus campaigns and resources for ‘COVID-19 Response: Spring 2021′ – Road Map, ‘Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives’ and ‘Back to School’. Roadmap key dates, Explainer Videos (see below) / Explainer Video BSL and Transcript, Social media animation: Social Contact Rules

Dudley Voices for Choice have created an easy read roadmap explainer.

Easy access to local radio from all over the world is available via Radio green

It has sections covering: General information, Residents with symptoms or positive test results, Contact tracing, Cohorting, Staff


Training, events and research

  1. Recorded Vaccine Webinar for Imams & Community Leaders

Dr Usman Choudry and Dr Fazel Butt from AskDoc deliver a Covid Vaccine Webinar for Imams & Community Leaders (published 25 February 2021 by Ask Doc)

  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Workforce Cell Communications team

NHS England and NHS Improvement have shared some resources to support the vaccine rollout among ‘BAME’ health and social care workers.

  • The new NHS England and NHS Improvement vaccine programme communications pack and NHS England and NHS Improvement staff vaccine campaign guide can be requested here.
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced downloadable vaccine infographics
  • A video of why vaccination is important for health and social care colleagues featuring Dr Nikki Kanani and a video from the NHS chief people office, Prerana Issar
  • Example content we have received from colleagues to help us spread positive pro-vaccine messaging Dr Mayank Patel, Dr Carter Singh
  • COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccinationTranslated copies are available to download and more languages will be available soon. (this is a resource we have shared in this update before)

‘As well as sharing the content above and attached, there a few more ways you can help us to raise awareness of the vaccination programme with BAME staff and communities:

  • If you chair or are part of a relevant staff network, please add workforce vaccination to the agenda of any upcoming meetings to help promote the importance of vaccination and to answer any questions or concerns that may arise. We may be able to help provide speakers
  • Provide, and encourage colleagues to provide, content to help support vaccine messaging. This includes;
  • short videos – up to 90 seconds for social media platforms
  • supportive quotes – for social media and other electronic messaging
  • photographs of BAME staff receiving the vaccine – for social media platforms

We are particularly keen on reaching colleagues in estates and facilities, who are currently underrepresented in our communications. If you have particular links to this group, please pass on this email or share the details with us.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch: nhsi.covid19.workforce-comms@nhs.net

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