Migrant Info Hub update #55: 19 – 25 February 2022

Translated Resources

  1. Translated: PCR home testing for people eligible for new Covid-19 treatments

The UK Health and Security Agency have published guidance on new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with Covid-19 who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.

These include easy read guidance in English and guidance in Welsh.

Information Resources

  1. Leeds Long Covid Community Rehabilitation Service

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have developed the Leeds Long Covid Community Rehabilitation Service to help people in Leeds who are experiencing new, long lasting problems 12 weeks or more after a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection.

  1. Covid-19 testing before you travel to England

Gov.UK have updated their guidance on who should take a Covid-19 test before travelling to England.

Anyone travelling from Ukraine is exempt from taking a test, due to the current political situation there.

Migrant Info Hub update #54: 12 – 18 February 2022

Due to ongoing changes, we are currently reviewing our Hub content, structure, and updates. If you have any feedback on what is or is not useful, or what could be, please let us know.

Best wishes,

MIH team

 

Translated Resources

  1. Translated: Survey on EU Citizens Healthcare Entitlement

Doctors Of The World have launched a survey in 7 languages aimed at gaining a better understanding of EU citizens’ experiences when accessing primary and secondary care in the UK.

A social media pack is available in the 7 languagesBulgarian, English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

  1. Translated: Antibody test kits

Updated guidance explaining what antibody test kits are and how they work available in: Bangla, Chinese (Simplified), Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh.

  1. Translated: COVID-19 saliva test kit instructions

The UK Health Security Agency have published guidance on how to take a saliva sample for COVID-19 testing.

This information is also available in Large Print, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Simplified, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shahmukhi, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Welsh and Urdu.

  1. Translated: Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

UK.Gov have updated their guidance for households with a possible Covid-19 infection.

This is also available in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shahmukhi, Slovak, Somali, Tamil and Urdu.

  1. Translated: Guidance for funerals and commemorative events

UK.Gov guidance for funerals and commemorative events during the coronavirus pandemic has been updated to reflect changes in the law on face coverings.

This guidance is also available in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shahmukhi, Slovak, Somali, Tamil and Urdu.

  1. Translated: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus

UK.Gov has updated their guidance for contacts of people with confirmed COVID-19 infection who do not live with the person.

This is also available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shahmukhi, Slovak, Somali, Tamil and Urdu.

  1. Translated: COVID-19 vaccination: resources for children and young people

Various vaccine resources for young people aged 12 – 17 and their parents, including accessible versions.

Main version available in: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Pashto, Polish, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu and Yiddish.

Information Resources

  1. Covid-19: advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

The Home Office have updated their Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents.

The government has removed concessions for people working in healthcare whose visa expires between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021 and for pre-registration nurses and midwifes on the Temporary Register in the UK.

  1. Covid-19: advice for pregnant employees

The Department of Health and Social Care has updated their guidance for pregnant employees in the workplace.

Employers must now undertake a workplace risk assessment for their pregnant employees.

  1. UKHSA Review: Vaccine helps reduce risk of Long Covid

A new review by UK Health Security Agency shows that people who have had one or more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine are less likely to develop Long Covid than those who remain unvaccinated.

  1. Covid-19 rapid testing made easier for partially sighted people

The UK Health Security Agency has launched a new service making it easier for partially sighted people to use lateral flow tests in their home.

  1. Covid-19 vaccination: resources for parents and children aged 5 to 11 years

New UK.Gov resources added including easy read leaflet for at risk and young children aged 5 – 11, a guide for parents of children aged 5 to 11 years of age at high risk and an easy read guide for parents.

Introduction to Migration training – March 2022

The Migration and Resettlement Team at Kirklees Council in collaboration with Migration Yorkshire are inviting you for Introduction to Migration training on Mon, 21 March 2022 13:30 – 16:00 GMT.

Aim

  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners responsible for both strategic and operational management and frontline service delivery
  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners representing diverse communities who may have no or little knowledge and want to increase their understanding on migration issues

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand different types of migrant groups and different routes of entry to the UK
  • Understand the patterns of migration in the local area and the region and the impact this has on service delivery
  • Understand some of the key current issues relating to migration
  • Understand some of the challenges that can affect migrants and communities with migrants and how Councils and other services may respond to some of these challenges.

If you have any questions please contact:  migrationandresettlement@kirklees.gov.uk

Training Zoom link will be send prior to the meeting

To book your free ticket please click on the link

Password: AM22

Migrant Info Hub update #53: 5 – 11 February 2022

Due to ongoing changes, we are currently reviewing our Hub content, structure, and updates. If you have any feedback on what is or is not useful, or what could be, please let us know.

Best wishes,

MIH team

 

Translated Resources

  1. Translated: Immunisation information for migrants

The UK Health Security Agency have updated their immunisation guidance for migrants ensuring that people entering the UK can access routine vaccinations.

This information is also available in: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional) Farsi, Kurdish Sorani, Panjabi, Pashto, Portuguese, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian and Urdu.

  1. Translated: Every Vaccination Matters leaflet

Kirklees Council have shared translated versions of a leaflet encouraging the uptake of Covid-19 vaccinations on their Kirklees Welcomes blog.

This guidance is also available in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish Sorani and Tigrinya.

Information Resources

  1. COVID-19 vaccination: British Sign Language resources

BSL video guide to Covid-19 second dose vaccination for 16 and 17 year olds and BSL video guide on waiting after your Covid-19 vaccination have been added to this resource.

  1. Social isolation and social connection across Yorkshire and Humber: the experiences of migrant communities

Migration Yorkshire is working in partnership with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on a joint research project that aims to understand how migrants and longstanding communities experience social connections and/or social isolation in their communities.

We are seeking participation from people working with communities in Scarborough, Kirklees, York and Barnsley but encourage involvement from stakeholders across Yorkshire and Humber.

  1. How asylum seekers can get jobs in social care

The organisation Free Movement have published an article detailing how the addition of social care workers to the Health and Care visa and Shortage Occupation List will mean that people who have been waiting over a year for a decision on an asylum claim can apply for permission to work in these roles.

  1. Bridges and deserts: creating a solid foundation for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller civil society

Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) have published a report on the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller civil society micro-sector of the voluntary sector.

  1. Official survey: Revoking vaccination as a condition of deployment across health and social care

The Department of Health and Social Care are seeking views on their intention to revoke provisions which require COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment in health and social care settings.

This consultation is open to the public and closes at: 11:45pm on 16 February 2022.

  1. Improving GP registration and access for migrant health

The British Journal of General Practice has published an editorial calling for more inclusive migrant health care and considering the impacts of COVID-19 on access to primary care for undocumented migrants in particular.

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Refugee Week 20-26 June 2022 Healing

Dear partners

The Migration and Refugee Resettlement Team at Kirklees Council wants to thank you for all the work that have you been doing supporting refugees living in Kirklees.

Special thanks for those who ran and supported activities during Refugee Week 2021.

The following information can be seen on the official Refugee Week Website.

This year Refugee Week 2022 theme is Healing. Through creativity and conversations, Refugee Week 2022 will be a celebration of community, mutual care, and the human ability to start again.

Healing means recovering from a painful experience or situation, so that we can continue to live. No-one understands this better than those who have lost their homes and had to build new lives from scratch. We have much to learn from refugees about holding onto hope when going on seems impossible – as well as about how art, creativity and community can help us to heal.  Those going through the asylum system also know that healing is an ongoing process, made harder by poverty, housing difficulties and the threat of being detained or deported. Asking for change, so that refugees can truly feel safe, is an act of care.

Whether it’s about looking after ourselves and each other at difficult times, overcoming political divisions or coming together to fight for the survival of our shared planet, healing matters to all of us. Whoever and wherever you are, we hope you’ll join us for Refugee Week 2022 to imagine a world where healing replaces harm, and care becomes our shared currency.

Refugee Week 2022 is 20–26 June, and we are inviting you to think about any activities that can be linked to the theme Healing for the asylum and refugee community.

If you have any activities idea please contact:

MigrationAndResettlement@Kirklees.gov.uk

the above picture was taken from the Refugee Week Website during last year’s event. Please have a look at the full article .

Migrant Info Hub update #52: 29 January – 4 February 2022

Translated Resources

  1. Translated: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus

The UK government has updated their guidance for contacts of people with confirmed COVID-19 infection who do not live with the person.

This information is also available in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shamakhi, Slovak, Somali, Tamil and Urdu.

  1. Translated: A guide to Covid-19 booster vaccinations

UK.Gov have updated their guide to booster vaccinations for people aged 18 years and over, as well as people aged 16 years and over who are at more risk from Covid-19.

This guide is also available in: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu and Yiddish.

A guide to booster vaccination for young people aged 16 years and over and those aged 12 years and over who are at risk is available in:

Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu and Yiddish.

  1. Translated: Vaccination leaflets and posters for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding (updated)

UK.Gov have updated their information leaflet: COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding.

Also available in: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish Tagalog, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu and Yiddish.

A British Sign Language video, a Braille version, English large print version and an audio version are available.

  1. Translated: Access to Work: factsheet for customers

The Department for Work and Pensions have created a factsheet explaining how Access to Work can provide practical and financial support to help you overcome barriers to starting or keeping a job if you have a disability or long term physical or mental health condition.

This information and factsheet is also available in Welsh and there are videos in BSL.

Information Resources

  1. Covid-19: advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

The Home Office have updated their Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents.

The ‘If you’re in the UK’ section has been amended, updating the exceptional assurance visa or leave expiry date to 31 March 2022.

The section ‘If you are in the UK but your Entry Clearance was not activated due to COVID-19 restrictions’ has been removed as the concession is no longer available.

  1. Official travel guidance – for people arriving in, and travelling from England

The UK Government has updated their guidance for people travelling to England.

The rules around international travel to England will change from 11th February.

  1. Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain report

The Office of National Statistics have published a report, based on data from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey: Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: March 2020 to December 2021

Migrant Info Hub Update Information

  • This roundup will be sent weekly on Fridays
  • On the Updated Hub you can now search for resources by language, by topic or by date
  • If you have any feedback on the format or content of this weekly roundup, or the Migrant Info Hub, it is warmly welcome
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Introduction to Migration training

The Migration and Resettlement team at Kirklees Council in collaboration with Migration Yorkshire are inviting you for Introduction to Migration training on Mon, 14 February 2022 13:30 – 16:00 GMT

Aim

  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners responsible for both strategic and operational management and frontline service delivery
  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners representing diverse communities who may have no or little knowledge and want to increase their understanding on migration issues

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand different types of migrant groups and different routes of entry to the UK
  • Understand the patterns of migration in the local area and the region and the impact this has on service delivery
  • Understand some of the key current issues relating to migration
  • Understand some of the challenges that can affect migrants and communities with migrants and how Councils and other services may respond to some of these challenges.

If you have any questions please contact:  migrationandresettlement@kirklees.gov.uk

Training Zoom link will be send prior to the meeting

To book your free ticket please click on the link

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Holocaust Memorial Day event 2022

Dear friends, colleagues and supporters

Please see the attached publicity for the Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 event taking place on  Wednesday 26th January 2022 at St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield. The event will begin with a Procession of the Weeping Sisters through town beginning at 6.15pm and leading to St pauls’ for the commemoration event starting at 7pm which we are preparing in partnership with Kirklees Council, the Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre, the University of Huddersfield and Creative Scene.  Survivor Liesel Carter will be talking to children from Flockton First School and CarltonJ&I School. he children will also be singing a song they have written with musician Andy Burton called One Day.

Following the commemoration event, there will be a special performance of Portrait of a Composer, the story of composer and musician Gideon Klein who died in Thieresenstadt and featuring the Gideon Klein Trio.

Please note that further government restrictions relating to Covid may lead us to change or adapt these plans. We will keep everyone informed via email and social media. 

We are also preparing an online film/event involving all 5 local authorities in West Yorkshire to be launched on youtube on Wednesday 27th January. Details of this will be available very soon.  

With very best wishes

Kim

for more information kim.strickson@6millionplus.org

to download please click here and here

Migrant Info Hub update #48: 11 – 17 December 2021

Translated Resources

  1. Translated: Omicron statement from the WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released an update on the coronavirus variant Omicron, which has been translated into the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Spanish and Russian.

The statement covers the following topics:

  • Current knowledge about Omicron, including its transmissibility and severity of disease
  • Effectiveness of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • Effectiveness of vaccines
  • Effectiveness of current tests
  • Effectiveness of current treatments
  • Studies underway
  • Recommendations for countries (and their populations)
  1. Translated: Personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance for unpaid carers

The UK Health Security Agency have published guidance outlining personal protective equipment (PPE) advice for unpaid carers who do not live with the person they care for.

This leaflet is available to download or order in the following languages:       AlbanianArabicBengaliBrazilianPortugueseBulgarianChineseEstonianFarsiGreekGujaratiHindiLatvianLithuanianPanjabiPashtoPolishRomanianRomanyRussianSomaliSpanishTagalogTurkishTwiUkrainianUrdu and Yiddish.

  1. Translated: Guidance for funerals and commemorative events

UK Gov guidance for funerals and commemorative events during the coronavirus pandemic has been updated to reflect changes in guidance on face coverings and the introduction of the NHS COVID Pass.

Available in: English, Easy Read, Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

Information Resources

  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.

This guidance has been updated:

  • to reflect changes to self-isolation requirements for contacts of people who have been identified as a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • in line with Plan B rule changes on the use of face coverings in indoor settings and changes to advice on self-isolation for contacts, encouraging daily LFD tests.
  1. Prove your COVID-19 status to work at venues or events operating status checks

Following the UK government’s change in rules for anyone attending certain venues on 15th December, the guidance has altered for customer-facing employees whose workplaces operate Covid-19 status checks.

Employees in venues or events where certification applies are strongly advised to be vaccinated or regularly testing.

  1. Face coverings poster for businesses and organisations

The UK government have issued a poster reminding people to wear a face covering when in certain areas, which can be used by organisations to remind the public that they must adhere to this unless they are exempt.

Check the list of settings where face coverings are required.

Migrant Info Hub Update Information

  • This roundup will be sent weekly on Fridays
  • On the Updated Hub you can now search for resources by language, by topic or by date
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#KirkleesWelcomes International New Arrivals Team Bi Lingual Support Worker Vacancy

We are looking for 3 x applicants who can speak English and Arabic or English and Pashto/Dari

You will work as part of a team to support children, young people and their families who are International New Arrivals [INA) which include asylum seekers, refugees and economic migrants, and children missing in education who have arrived in-to Kirklees and require educational provision.

You will work in partnership with other services e.g., Schools, Early support, C & K Careers, housing, health, and the voluntary sector to develop and extend effective home school liaison and positively impact on family integration, well-being, school attendance and pupil attainment.

You will need:

  • NVQ 3 or equivalent in a relevant subject e.g., health, social care or education
  • Proficient in IT.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Driving licence or able to travel independently across Kirklees
  • Experience of working positively with children and families
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies e.g. Early Support, Social Care, schools, health, housing
  • Knowledge and understanding of the process of language acquisition

In order to be shortlisted for this job please provide examples of how you meet the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications as detailed on the attached Job Profile.  CVs will  not be accepted.Closing date

11 November 2021, 11:55 PM

For more information and job description please visit Kirklees Council jobs page

https://kirklees.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-4/xf-a2d4b5bb0dc4/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/4/opp/4245-Bi-Lingual-Support-Worker/en-GB

Solace- Therapist Vacancies

Solace is recruiting therapists for two of our projects.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic regional therapeutic organisation supporting refugees and asylum seekers.  You would be joining an experienced team of 26 therapists working across the region to support people who have experienced war, persecution and exile.  Solace has worked in this area for 15 years and has developed considerable expertise in providing therapeutic support to people who arrive in the UK from all over the world.

There are two roles available, one based in Sheffield delivering part of the therapeutic element of the SPRING project, ( http://www.vas.org.uk/what-we-do/spring-project/) and the second delivering the Child and Family Wellbeing Project to refugees who arrive as part of the UK resettlement scheme.  (primarily Syria and Afghanistan)

Please see the job description – delivering the SPRING in Sheffield, click here.

Please see the job description – delivering the Children and families Wellbeing Project, click here.

If you would like an informal conversation about the roles please contact:

Please click here for an application form.  The closing date is midday on the 17th of November.  Please send your completed applications to kathryn@solace-uk.org.uk

Safeguarding Training

In collaboration with Safer Kirklees, we are delivering a safeguarding training on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 14:30

Location: The Mission (Theatre Room) 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QA

Trainer: Karen Booth

Aim:

To understand safeguarding in the context of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

Outcome

Following this briefing, you will be able to:

  • Understand safeguarding issues and concerns in the context of refugees migrants and asylum seekers
  • Reflect on real case studies
  • Take appropriate action when a safeguarding disclosure is made
  • Reflect on safeguarding processes within your own organisations.

The training will also cover mental health, UASC, age disputes, modern slavery and exploitation including financial, accommodation and the risks around the location etc. and cultural / religious beliefs and awareness (or lack of) expectations within the UK.

Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/x/migration-and-safeguarding-training-session-tickets-167704226857

If you would like to attend please contact Abed Moubayed or Tahira Ahmad for the password

Abed.Moubayed@kikrlees.gov.uk

Tahira.Ahmad@Kirklees.gov.uk

Kirklees introduction to Migration training

Kirklees Council and Migration Yorkshire are delivering an introduction to migration training session

Date: 16 June 2021

Time: 09:30 – 12:00 BST

Aims of the day

To provide an overview of migration in Kirklees for officers, managers, frontline staff and partners of the Council.

Aimed at:

  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners responsible for both strategic and operational management and frontline service delivery;
  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners representing diverse communities;
  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners who may have no or little knowledge on migration issues;
  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners who want to increase their understanding of migration issues in the area.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand different types of migrant groups and different routes of entry to the UK
  • Understand the patterns of migration in the local area and the region and the impact this has on service delivery
  • Understand some of the key current issues relating to migration
  • Understand some of the challenges that can affect migrants and communities with migrants and how Councils and other services may respond to some of these challenges.
  • Understand the support available in Kirklees through #KirkleesWelcomes

The event can be accessed from Zoom or Skype for Business

For further information, please contact Abed Moubayed abed.moubayed@kirklees.gov.uk. Tel no: 01484 221000

Book via eventbrite

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Migrant Info Hub update: 24 – 28 May 2021

New Translated Resources

 

1.    Translated: Official – Blood clotting and Covid-19 vaccination

UK.Gov / Public Health England have made and translated a leaflet: COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting.

Available in: EnglishBraille,  Large Print, BSL, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian and Urdu

2.      Translated: Video – Take up the vaccine and spread the word!

Leeds NHS and South Asian Arts-uk have produceda light-hearted, co-produced video encouraging people to have the COVID-19 vaccine – and to spread the word in their community to encourage others to do the same.

Available in English with subtitles in Arabic, Czech, Farsi, Kurdish (Sorani), Polish, Punjabi (India), Romanian, Slovak, Tigrinya and Urdu

3.     Translated: Video – Don’t take lateral flow test if you have symptoms

Ask Doc have created translated videos suggesting that people shouldn’t use lateral flow tests if they have covid symptoms, and explaining what people should do instead.

Available in English,Arabic, Bengali, Romanian, Urdu

  1. Translated: Official – guide to phase 2 of the vaccination programme

UK.gov have produced COVID-19 vaccination: a guide to phase 2 of the programme.

  1. What is COVID-19 or coronavirus?
  2. About the types of vaccine
  3. Who should have the COVID-19 vaccines?
  4. Are you at increased risk from COVID-19 infection?
  5. Who is now eligible for the vaccination?
  6. Those who cannot have the vaccine
  7. Who should wait to have the vaccine?
  8. Will the vaccine protect you?
  9. Side effects
  10. What can I do after I have had the COVID-19 vaccine?
  11. Can you catch COVID-19 from the vaccine?
  12. What to do next
  13. If you are not well when it is your next appointment
  14. How COVID-19 is spread?
  15. Further information

Available in: English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian and Urdu

Local NHS and Leeds-based charity launch a video to encourage people to get vaccinated

The NHS in Leeds has teamed up with South Asian Arts-uk, a Leeds-based charity, to co-produce a light-hearted video which encourages people to continue to come forward to have their COVID-19 vaccine.

Sam Prince, Executive Director of Operations for the Leeds Covid Vaccination Programme, said; “Working in partnership with South Asian Arts-uk, we’ve jointly produced a video to encourage people to have their vaccine if they haven’t already done so. Across the district, 403,970 people have now received their first dose of the vaccine and 235,477 have been fully vaccinated[i]. This is great news, but our work is not done as we need everyone who is eligible for the vaccine to book their appointment without delay.

“It’s important that people continue to keep their appointments for their second dose, so that we can keep moving forward with the vaccination programme. Our goal is to offer every adult their vaccine by the end of July.”

Dr Mitul Patel, GP in Leeds and a Member Representative for NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, said; “The short video clip sends out a strong message about getting vaccinated and will resonate with a lot of people. A lot of us have lost loved ones to this awful virus but having the vaccine will help protect us – not just us, but our families and communities too. That’s why I’m making a plea: if you’re eligible for the vaccine, please book your appointment as soon as possible.

“The vaccines are safe and effective and are our best hope to return to normal life. If you have questions about the vaccine, please speak to a healthcare professional who will give you trusted and accurate information.”

Keranjeet Kaur Virdee, Chief Executive at South Asian Arts-uk, said; “People featured in this video are from Leeds and took up the vaccines when they were eligible to have the jab. The NHS in Leeds want to continue to build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine amongst Leeds residents. We hope that this video will inspire everyone to do that.”

You can watch the short video at https://youtu.be/1nLyMome_io

[i] Figures are correct as of 20 May 2020. These can be found on the NHS England website https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-vaccinations

The video also includes captions in different languages, these are:

For media enquiries please contact:

Issued by the communications team at NHS Leeds CCG. You can contact the team on 0113 84 35528 or 0113 84 35470. Alternatively, please email us: leedsccg.comms@nhs.net

COVID-19 Vaccinations -audio messages to encourage take up in vulnerable populations in Kirklees-Huge thanks to DASH volunteers.

Huge thanks to DASH volunteers who recorded their own messages after taking the vaccine to encourage their communities to take the vaccine and fight the virus.

These audio to be shared on WhatsApp

For Arabic audio message click here

For Farsi audio message click here

For Spanish audio message click here

For Turkish audio message click here

For Kurdish Sorani audio message click here

For Albanian audio message click here

For Urdu audio message click here

For Tigrigna audio message click here

For Somali audio message click here

For Mandarin audio message click here

If you would like to create your own vaccine message in your language and be posted on our social media channels please contact:

Abed.Moubayed@kirklees.gov.uk

You can have the COVID-19 vaccination without an NHS number.

The below information has been produced by COVID-19: migrant health guide – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Individuals do not require an NHS number or GP registration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and should not be denied vaccination on this basis. Individuals who do not have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP are still entitled to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

While registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, individuals can request to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.

Local outreach services are available in some areas to provide COVID-19 vaccination to those who are eligible but have difficulties accessing vaccination.

If an individual has an NHS number, they can find it through this online tool.

If someone is denied care because they do not have an NHS number, they can contact NHS England’s customer contact centre.

COVID-19 translated advice and guidance

The above guidance on COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination free of charge (MS Word Document, 92.1KB) has been translated into 40 different languages by the Department of Health and Social Care.

For more information about the vaccination process locally for asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants please contact MigrationAndResettlement@kirklees.gov.uk and we can respond to your questions.

Opportunity for refugees and asylum seekers to contribute to research on UK public library services

Do you know or work with adult refugees and/or asylum seekers who have lived in the UK for 5 years or fewer? If so, please could you let them know about this opportunity to contribute to an on-going research project within the Centre for Social Informatics by completing a short online questionnaire at tinyurl.com/culturepubliclibraries.

The theme of the questionnaire is public library services and their use by refugee and asylum seeker populations. It is available in 9 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  There is an option at the end of the questionnaire for participants to volunteer to take part in an online interview to explore further the topic of public library use by newcomers to the UK.

This data collection exercise forms part of PhD student Rachel Salzano’s doctoral study. Rachel‘s research is concerned with the influence of culture on the use of public library resources by refugees and asylum seekers. In collecting and analysing data provided by members of these communities, Rachel hopes to point to ways that public library support for refugees and asylum seekers may be enhanced. Prior research in this area has tended to focus on the analysis of data collected from those who provide such services, e.g. public librarians. Rachel’s study is valuable because she is examining the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers themselves.

Thanks to everyone who can help alert these hard-to-reach communities of Rachel’s questionnaire at tinyurl.com/culturepubliclibraries.

for more information please visit:

Opportunity for refugees and asylum seekers to contribute to research on UK public library services | Hazel Hall

Kirklees covid community /lateral flow testing -translated information

Kirklees Council has produced translated videos regarding community /lateral flow testing.

Everybody in England is able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.

The tests are free.

Take a test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days apart).

Rapid lateral flow testing aims to identify people who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms (this is called being asymptomatic), but who are infectious and could spread the infection to others unknowingly. The main aim is to help prevent and reduce transmission in the community.

How to get a rapid lateral flow test

There are different ways to get a twice-weekly test:

  • Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Contact your employer to find out more.
  • You can go to a mass community testing centre – like the one in the video
  • You can get testing kits from a collection point.
  • If you are unable to get a test by those methods you can ask for testing kits to be delivered to your home.

To find out more please see this link Twice-weekly rapid lateral flow testing | Kirklees Council

The video’s below were recorded at the Hudawi Community Centre one of Kirklees community testing sites and it aims to explain how to carry out a lateral flow test, and goes through:

  1. What to bring with you to a testing centre
  2. What to expect to see and do there
  3. How to entre your details are recorded in the NHS app
  4. What the team there expect you to do
  5. How to do the swab
  6. Results

Albanian – https://youtu.be/_Sd_nSukvk4

Amharic – https://youtu.be/T4G_lVHqdtk

Arabic – https://youtu.be/LnPu2W-8kl0

Farsi – https://youtu.be/w8NUfAtCAAQ

Hungarian – https://youtu.be/RYsVILyaw0E

Kurdish – https://youtu.be/fKZfkP6i0t4

Mandarin – https://youtu.be/CkOxJiA0uNY

Polish – https://youtu.be/GWzPsn9szHE

Punjabi – https://youtu.be/6duDIlJW-eg

Romanian – https://youtu.be/ugFD79mZqrc

Spanish – https://youtu.be/er3YkaObdsA

Urdu – https://youtu.be/i8Z9ukpF3mM

#KW Community Connectors sharing their own messages about having the vaccine.

#KirkleesWelcomes Community Connectors who have had the vaccine are developing their own messages to share with migrant communities to encourage others to take up the offer the vaccine.

We will update this blog post with more messages ……

Arabic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuxZihRR3Ak

Urdu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW_ixZhl-ug

Punjabi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK4WJhqgKVY

Portuguese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL5wd5L4YoA

For more information please contact Abed Moubayed or Mohammed Gaber on 01484 221000