Migrant Info Hub update #49: 18 December 2021-14 January 2022

Translated Resources

  1. Translated: Official – How to take a home PCR test

The UK government have updated their Covid-19 PCR home test kit instructions.

An easy-read version is available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi (India), Punjabi (Pakistan), Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Somali, Urdu, and Welsh.

The updated guidance is also available in Video – English, Digital Braille – English , Digital Braille – Welsh, Audio – English (available to download), Audio – Welsh, Large Print – English, Large Print – Welsh and Giant print – English.

  1. Translated: What your NHS Covid Pass letter tells you

The UK Health Security Agency has issued guidance on the types of NHS Covid Pass letters available.

This information is available in Easy Read, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Lithuanian, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Spanish and Urdu.

  1. Translated: Covid-19 rapid lateral flow test instructions: SureScreen

The UK Health Security Agency has produced guidance on how to do a SureScreen rapid nose-only test for COVID-19 and report the results. This test is only for people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

This guidance is available in Easy Read, Large Print, Video, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Simplified, Dari, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shahmukhi, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Turkish, Welsh and Urdu.

Information Resources

  1. Booster jab and Covid Pass briefing for people not registered with a GP / lacking an NHS number

Doctors of the World have collated resources to help organisations supporting migrants navigate the latest announcement with regards to the Covid Pass and the booster jab.

  1. Learning English survey for HongKongers settling in Yorkshire and Humber

Migration Yorkshire has launched an anonymous survey on Learning English on our Hong Kong hub in order to support local provision planning for new arrivals, and ensure that English learning needs are met.

  1. Find help and support if you have Long Covid

The Department of Health and Social Care have collated resources to assist people affected by Long Covid, including medical and financial support.

  1. Guidance for international students on travel, vaccines and visa concessions

The Department for Education have issued a letter giving guidance to international students about travel, vaccines and visa concessions.

Universities UK has also provided a check list for higher education providers to ensure students can be supported in isolation.

  1. Guidance for providers of accommodation for asylum seekers during Covid-19

Public Health England have provided guidance for all staff involved in the support of asylum seekers in all accommodation settings, which has been updated:

  • to reflect changes to testing requirements for incoming travellers to England.
  • to reflect changes to the self-isolation advice for people who have received a positive COVID-19 test result.
  1. Covid-19: advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

The Home Office have updated the advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents.

  • The deadline to provide specified documents has been extended to 31 March 2022.
  • The temporary concession for coronavirus (COVID-19) related research has ended.
  • People in receipt of an endorsement from a Global Talent endorsing body who have not been able to apply for a visa within the 3-month deadline due to Covid-19 related reasons, may still be eligible.
  1. Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

UK.Gov have updated their guidance for households with a possible Covid-19 infection, including a summary of changes and an infographic on how to prevent the spread of Covid in the home.

Training and Events

  1. JCWI report launch – Undocumented migrants facing Covid in a hostile environment

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants are launching a report based on interviews with undocumented migrants, exploring some of the systemic issues they have faced as a result of the UK’s Hostile Environment policies.

Sign up to join the free Zoom launch event on Tuesday 18 January 2022 from 6.00 – 7.30 pm         for a panel discussion chaired by Clive Lewis MP.

  1. Migrant Aspiration Programme from Migrants’ Rights Network

The Migrant Aspiration Programme (MAP) is a free 4 month online training course created for anyone who has lived experience of migration and the hostile environment. MAP is for people who are looking to lead and make a difference in their community. Training will run from April – July and the application deadline is the beginning of February.

  1. Online launch of maternity resource pack from City of Sanctuary

City of Sanctuary UK are holding an online launch of their first ever Maternity Resource pack on Thursday 27th January at 11:00.

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