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

COVID-19: migrant health guide

the below information can be found on

COVID-19: migrant health guide – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

No charges for coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, treatment and vaccination

Overseas visitors to England, including anyone living in the UK without permission, will not be charged for:

  • testing for COVID-19 (even if the test shows they do not have COVID-19)
  • treatment for COVID-19, including for a related problem called multisystem inflammatory syndrome that affects some children
  • vaccination against COVID-19

No immigration checks are needed for overseas visitors if they are only tested, treated or vaccinated for COVID-19.

Accessing COVID-19 vaccination without an NHS number

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.

The following resources are also available in various languages:

Doctors of the World has provided translated COVID-19 resources informed by government and NHS advice.

The International Organization for Migration has set up the COVID-19 Migrant Information Service, which provides multilingual information on COVID-19 measures and support in the UK context. The aim is to support migrants who may face language barriers when reading complex information. The information is available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Romanian. It relates to 5 important areas of everyday life that have been significantly affected by COVID-19: health, employment, benefits, housing and immigration.

COVID-19 general advice and guidance

Health information and advice about COVID-19 is available on the NHS website.

Learn about the UK government’s response to COVID-19 on GOV.UK.

Advice on how you can help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Overseas travel advice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Find out the latest government advice on travelling abroad, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

NaTHNaC also provides up to date overseas travel health information.

Vitamin D

There have been some reports about vitamin D potentially reducing the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). NICE, Public Health England and the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition have undertaken robust assessments of the available evidence on vitamin D and COVID-19. They have concluded that currently, there is not enough evidence to solely treat or prevent COVID-19, except as part of a clinical trial. For further information, see the NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline on vitamin D.

In addition to existing guidance on vitamin D supplementation, adults, young people and children over 4 years should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms (400 units) of vitamin D throughout the year if they have little or no sunshine exposure because they are spending most of their time indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

The ROADMAP Out of Lockdown – translated information.

Click below for English and other language translations.

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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Weekly Migrant Information Hub update 11th March 2021

 

Migrant Info Hub update #9: 6 March – 11 March 2021

Welcome to this week’s update, especially everyone who signed up this week. We hope you find these resources useful.

Thanks to everyone who created and shared resources. As always, all feedback is welcome.

Best wishes,

MIH team

Translated Resources: COVID-19 Vaccines Explained series, EU settlement scheme – factsheet, Astra Zeneca video explainer, Pfizer video explainer, Testing for coronavirus before hospital, How to stop the spread – easy read, Vaccination guide for older adults, Vaccination guide for healthcare workers, Vaccination for childbearing age, Vaccination for social care staff, What to expect after your vaccine and Why you are being asked to wait.

Information Resources: WomenCentre digital gallery for International Women’s Day, NHS update on text alerts for COVID jab and further government support for tenants.

New Translated Resources

 

1.   Translated: COVID-19 Vaccines Explained Series

The World Health Organization has created a series of illustrated Vaccines Explained topics using infographics and videos.

  • Topic 1 – How Do Vaccines Work?

Available in English images, English videos, Arabic images, Arabic videos, Chinese images, Chinese videos, French images, French videos, Portuguese, Russian images, Russian videos, Spanish images, Spanish videos

  • Topic 2 – How Are Vaccines Developed?

Available in English images, English videos, Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

  • Topic 3 – Manufacturing, Safety and Quality Control of Vaccines

Available in English images, English videos, Arabic, Chinese,  French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

  • Topic 4 – The Race for a Covid Vaccine

Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

  • Topic 5 – Access and Allocation

Available in English , Arabic , Chinese , French , Portuguese, Russian , Spanish

  • Topic 6 – Country Readiness for Covid –19 Vaccines

Available in English and Arabic

  • Topic 7 – The Effects of Virus Variants on Covid-19 Vaccines

Available in English

  • Routine immunization during COVID-19

Find out more about routine vaccines during the pandemic for you and your family:

Available in English , Arabic , Chinese , French , Russian  and Spanish

The government has added 26 translations of the factsheet which provides the key points of the EU Settlement Scheme on one side, and lists the support available on the reverse.

Available in български (Bulgarian), Česky (Czech), Cymraeg (Welsh), Dansk (Danish), Deutsche (German), Ελληνικά (Greek), Español (Spanish), Eesti (Estonian), Suomi (Finnish), Français (French), Gaeilge (Irish), Hrvatski (Croatian), Magyar (Hungarian), Íslensk (Icelandic), Italiano (Italian), Lietuvių (Lithuanian), Latviešu (Latvian), Malti (Maltese), Nederlands (Dutch), Norsk (Norwegian), Polski (Polish), Português (Portuguese), Română (Romanian), Slovenčina (Slovak), Slovenščina (Slovenian), Svensk (Swedish).

Gujarati and Turkish versions added

Gujarati version added

Punjabi (Pakistan) version added

Easy read version added

French and Ukrainian versions added

French and Ukrainian versions added

French and Ukrainian versions added

  1. Translated: Vaccination guide for social care staff

French and Ukrainian versions added

  1. Translated: What to expect after your vaccine

French and Ukrainian versions added

  1.  Translated: Vaccination – Why you are being asked to wait

French and Ukrainian versions added

Information Resources

  1. WomenCentre – Women, lockdown & the future

In celebration of International Women’s Day, WomenCentre have created a Digital Gallery to showcase the creative work of female participants in the Connecting Opportunities project. The gallery features Get Inspired creative sheets available to download – focusing on photography, drawing, poetry and conceptual art.

  1. NHS update on text alerts for COVID jab

The NHS will begin texting people from 10 March 2021 inviting them to book their COVID jab, making it quicker and more convenient to get an appointment.

For more information visit the NHS website.

  1. Further government support for commercial and residential tenants

The Government have announced that the ban on commercial evictions will be extended to 30 June and bailiff enforced eviction ban extended to 31 May to protect residential tenants.

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Migrant Information Hub weekly update – Feb 20th-26th

Migrant Info Hub update #7: 20-26 February 2021

Dear colleagues and change-makers, another bumper update for you this week – thanks to all who shared, I hope there is something here to support your work, Trace.

In this week’s update:

New Translated Resources: The roadmap out of lockdown, Free access to healthcare, mental health and wellbeing, maternity, vaccines, vaccine scams, and getting tested before hospital treatment.

New Info Resources Guidance on; the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers in the region,  supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, , vaccine inequalities, school attendance and accessing quality EU Settlement Scheme advice. Vaccine campaign materials, vaccination inequalities.

New Training, Events and Research: Vaccine Q&A for Deaf communities, Free Children and young people’s psychological First Aid training, Community Leaders Test and Trace webinar, Surveys: EU nationals & Covid-19, Needed translations, Vaccines for All Campaign

 

New Translated Resources

 

  1. Translated: The roadmap out of lockdown and vaccine rollout update (Arabic)

An official translation of the “roadmap” out of lockdown announced 22 February, in Arabic shared by North Yorkshire County Council.

UK.Gov have translated key messages about access to Covid healthcare for visitors to the UK.

Available in: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali , Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Dari , Estonian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Kurdish (Sorani), Lithuanian, Malayalam, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (Indian), Romanian, Russian, Sindhi, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yoruba All languages

UK.Gov has produced guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus covering what you need to know, what can help your mental health and wellbeing, challenges you may be facing, and here to get help. It also covers advice for groups with additional mental health needs or facing specific issues

Available in: English, Easy-read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

NHS England and NHS Improvement North West have produced thorough Maternity Safety Information in booklet and poster form.

Available in: English: Booklet, Posters, Amharic: Booklet, PostersArabic: Booklet, Posters, Bangla: Booklet, Posters, Farsi: Booklet, Posters, French: Booklet, Posters, Hindi: Booklet, Posters, Kurdish (Sorani): Booklet, Posters, Somali: Booklet, Posters, Spanish: Booklet, Posters, Tigrinya: Booklet, Posters, Urdu: Booklet, Posters

Covid-19 Infographics, Doctors of the World UK and London in your Language have created this infographic on general vaccine information which summarises why we have vaccines, how they work, and their safety.

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Italian, Spanish, Persian (Farsi), Somali, Tamil, and Chinese.

BBC Asian Network is helping people in the South Asian community to spot potential scams, with advice videos in five South Asian languages.

Available in UrduPunjabiSylhetiTamil and Gujarati.

UK.Gov translated guidance on how and when to get tested before going into hospital

Available in: English, Easy read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Slovene, Somali, Urdu, Welsh

Information Resources

  1. Resource to support the health and wellbeing needs of individuals seeking asylum

Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network have produced a stakeholder resource to support the health and wellbeing needs of individuals seeking asylum across Yorkshire and the Humber.

UK.Gov advice to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people

Social media platforms and celebrities are teaming up with government and NHS to launch a new nationwide social media campaign to show support for vaccine roll-out. The Facebook frames and GIPHY stickers will be available in English from Friday 19 February and in all UK language variations from Monday 22 February.

Updated government guidance on school attendance during Covid-19. Despite new national restrictions nurseries, schools and colleges will remain open.

There is less than a year until the end of the EU Settlement Scheme. It is important people get the right advice from the right people to help you with their application. This specially produced OISC video explains how to find a local registered OISC Immigration Adviser.

  • Vaccination inequalities and measures

NHS England/Improvement have this week published information here about addressing vaccination inequalities and specifically mentions refugees and asylum seekers. They are also looking to further develop opportunities for people to get vaccinated at more accessible sites within the community.

Training, events and research

  1. Vaccine Q&A session for Deaf communities – Thursday 11th March, 12:30pm-2:30pm

A Vaccine Q&A session for members of deaf communities across the region

Public Health England has developed online Psychological First Aid training for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

A webinar for leaders and influencers working with communities adversely affected by COVID-19 Agenda items include: voluntary organisations critical role, protecting you and your community against Covid-19,  self isolation to vaccinations, supporting people with bubbles, shielding and isolation, why testing is such an important part in breaking the chains of transmission, local contact tracing partnerships, privacy and data concerns around the NHS Covid-19 App, vaccinating communities adversely impacted by Covid-19

Europia have released a new survey to find out what people from EU national communities in the UK think about COVID-19. Closes on Friday 12 March 2021. English, Polish, Romanian

  • Doctors of the world Vaccine information Survey

Doctors of the world are conducting a survey asking where the needs are in translated resources: https://forms.gle/hUMwsj3KD5f6viUKA

  • Vaccines for All Campaign

The Patients Not Passports network have (re)-launched the Vaccines for All campaign www.vaccineforall.co.uk, Over 230 organisations have signed up to call on the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that everyone can access the coronavirus vaccine, regardless of immigration status, ID or proof of address.Organisations can get involved via the website

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Migrant Info Hub update #7: 20-26 February 2021

Dear colleagues and change-makers, another bumper update for you this week – thanks to all who shared, I hope there is something here to support your work, Trace.

In this week’s update:

New Translated Resources: The roadmap out of lockdown, Free access to healthcare, mental health and wellbeing, maternity, vaccines, vaccine scams, and getting tested before hospital treatment.

New Info Resources Guidance on; the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers in the region,  supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, , vaccine inequalities, school attendance and accessing quality EU Settlement Scheme advice. Vaccine campaign materials, vaccination inequalities.

New Training, Events and Research: Vaccine Q&A for Deaf communities, Free Children and young people’s psychological First Aid training, Community Leaders Test and Trace webinar, Surveys: EU nationals & Covid-19, Needed translations, Vaccines for All Campaign

 

New Translated Resources

 

  1. Translated: The roadmap out of lockdown and vaccine rollout update (Arabic)

An official translation of the “roadmap” out of lockdown announced 22 February, in Arabic shared by North Yorkshire County Council.

UK.Gov have translated key messages about access to Covid healthcare for visitors to the UK.

Available in: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali , Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Dari , Estonian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Kurdish (Sorani), Lithuanian, Malayalam, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (Indian), Romanian, Russian, Sindhi, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yoruba All languages

UK.Gov has produced guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus covering what you need to know, what can help your mental health and wellbeing, challenges you may be facing, and here to get help. It also covers advice for groups with additional mental health needs or facing specific issues

Available in: English, Easy-read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

NHS England and NHS Improvement North West have produced thorough Maternity Safety Information in booklet and poster form.

Available in: English: Booklet, Posters, Amharic: Booklet, PostersArabic: Booklet, Posters, Bangla: Booklet, Posters, Farsi: Booklet, Posters, French: Booklet, Posters, Hindi: Booklet, Posters, Kurdish (Sorani): Booklet, Posters, Somali: Booklet, Posters, Spanish: Booklet, Posters, Tigrinya: Booklet, Posters, Urdu: Booklet, Posters

Covid-19 Infographics, Doctors of the World UK and London in your Language have created this infographic on general vaccine information which summarises why we have vaccines, how they work, and their safety.

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Italian, Spanish, Persian (Farsi), Somali, Tamil, and Chinese.

BBC Asian Network is helping people in the South Asian community to spot potential scams, with advice videos in five South Asian languages.

Available in UrduPunjabiSylhetiTamil and Gujarati.

UK.Gov translated guidance on how and when to get tested before going into hospital

Available in: English, Easy read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Slovene, Somali, Urdu, Welsh

Information Resources

  1. Resource to support the health and wellbeing needs of individuals seeking asylum

Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network have produced a stakeholder resource to support the health and wellbeing needs of individuals seeking asylum across Yorkshire and the Humber.

UK.Gov advice to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people

Social media platforms and celebrities are teaming up with government and NHS to launch a new nationwide social media campaign to show support for vaccine roll-out. The Facebook frames and GIPHY stickers will be available in English from Friday 19 February and in all UK language variations from Monday 22 February.

Updated government guidance on school attendance during Covid-19. Despite new national restrictions nurseries, schools and colleges will remain open.

There is less than a year until the end of the EU Settlement Scheme. It is important people get the right advice from the right people to help you with their application. This specially produced OISC video explains how to find a local registered OISC Immigration Adviser.

  • Vaccination inequalities and measures

NHS England/Improvement have this week published information here about addressing vaccination inequalities and specifically mentions refugees and asylum seekers. They are also looking to further develop opportunities for people to get vaccinated at more accessible sites within the community.

Training, events and research

  1. Vaccine Q&A session for Deaf communities – Thursday 11th March, 12:30pm-2:30pm

A Vaccine Q&A session for members of deaf communities across the region

Public Health England has developed online Psychological First Aid training for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

A webinar for leaders and influencers working with communities adversely affected by COVID-19 Agenda items include: voluntary organisations critical role, protecting you and your community against Covid-19,  self isolation to vaccinations, supporting people with bubbles, shielding and isolation, why testing is such an important part in breaking the chains of transmission, local contact tracing partnerships, privacy and data concerns around the NHS Covid-19 App, vaccinating communities adversely impacted by Covid-19

Europia have released a new survey to find out what people from EU national communities in the UK think about COVID-19. Closes on Friday 12 March 2021. English, Polish, Romanian

  • Doctors of the world Vaccine information Survey

Doctors of the world are conducting a survey asking where the needs are in translated resources: https://forms.gle/hUMwsj3KD5f6viUKA

  • Vaccines for All Campaign

The Patients Not Passports network have (re)-launched the Vaccines for All campaign www.vaccineforall.co.uk, Over 230 organisations have signed up to call on the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that everyone can access the coronavirus vaccine, regardless of immigration status, ID or proof of address.Organisations can get involved via the website

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New Translated Resources

 

1.    Translated: Covid-19 – the new strain

Covid-19infographics and South Asian Health Foundation, have created infographics to help delineate the main variants of concern and what is currently known about them.

Available in English, Bengali, French, Italian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Tamil, and Turkish. More languages available soon.

2.     Translated: How to stop the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19)

UK.gov have produced new holistic translated guidance on how everyone can help stop the spread of coronavirus. The guidance is organised into the following sections; Protect yourself and others, Keep a safe distance (social distancing), Remember the basics of good hygiene, Wear a face covering, Let fresh air in (ventilation), Get tested if you have symptoms, Self-isolate if you have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test result, Self-isolate if you live with someone or are a contact of someone who has COVID-19, Vaccination

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Urdu

3.     Translated: Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus

UK.Gov have produced guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection organised into the following headings; Symptoms, Tests for COVID-19, Main messages, If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have received a positive COVID-19 test result, If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19Visitors to the household, How COVID-19 is spread, Reducing the spread of COVID-19 in your household, Looking after your health and wellbeing, Financial or other practical support

Available in English, Easy-read, Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (India), Urdu. Stay at home illustration (English)

4.     Translated: How to keep young people safe

Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) offers leaflets with health and wellbeing information for young refugees and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and young people (YP) living in the UK.

1) What you can do to be healthy:  English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Oromo, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese

2) How you can take care of your emotional wellbeing: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Oromo, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese

3) How the health system is organised in the UK: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Oromo, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese

4) Looking after your sexual and reproductive health: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Oromo, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese

5.     Translated: Vaccine encouraging infographics

Kirklees Councils’ Communication Team have produced downloadable translated resources related to vaccines.

Available in: English, Albanian, Arabic, Farsi, Gujarati, Hungarian, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Spanish, Urdu

6.     Translated: Shielding (lockdown 3) summary infographics

An infographic series from Leeds Health Partnerships Team explaining shielding during lockdown 3. (Published January 2021)

Available in: English, Easy Read, Arabic, Bengali, Czech, Farsi, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Tigrinya, Urdu

Download the set here

7.     Updated: Translated: 4 part video series answering Vaccine FAQs

Ask Doc have created a series answering FAQs about Covid vaccines, and sharing covid vaccination experiences.

Part 3: Is the vaccine safe? Added Somali, Sylheti

New: “I’ve had by Covid Vaccination series:

  • Dr Raja has had her Covid Vaccine: English, Urdu
  • Dr Choudry has her covid Vaccine: Urdu
  • Covid Vaccine: A patients story: English, Urdu
  • more languages to come

To share the whole series in a particular language – share these links: EnglishArabicBengaliFarsiGujaratiHindiKurdishMalayalamPunjabiPushtoSomaliSylhetiTamilTurkishUrdu

8.     New languages: Video – How does the Pfeizer vaccine work?

How Does the Pfeizer Vaccine Work? Videos published by Ask Doc: Feb 2021           

Now available in: English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Pashto, Urdu

9.     New languages: Video – How does the Astra Zeneca vaccine work?

How Does the Astra Zeneca Vaccine Work? Videos published by Ask Doc: Feb 2021

Now available in Available in English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Pashto, Urdu

Information Resources

  1. Multi-channel video encouraging vaccine uptake among “BAME” communities

A video encouraging vaccine uptake among people from “BAME” communities, has been aired across all major commercial UK broadcasters

  1. Guidance for specific groups registering with GPS

NHS England has specific guidance on registering with a GP for different groups:

  1. Posters that give clear information on how to register with a GP

The NHS have shared downloadable, editable posters to help encourage communities to register at their local GP. ‘Welcome to General Practice’  ‘Please come and register with your local GP’  

  1. COVID-19: migrant health guide

Public Health England have published guidance for healthcare practitioners on the health needs of migrant patients. The advice contains information on:

  1. Supporting your children’s remote education during coronavirus

The Department for Education has updated their information and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home. The guidance includes sections on:

  • What you should expect for your child’s remote education
  • Supporting your child during remote education
  1. Resources encouraging people to take part in vaccine research

The National Institute for Health Research has created “COVID and Me Vaccine Dramas” – short films sharing conversations about vaccine research aimed at encouraging wide participation in studies.

 

Training and events

  1. Vaccine seminar – South Asian Health Foundation addresses vaccine barriers

South Asian Health Foundation held a COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar on February 9th, ‘building on the SAGE findings and talking about vaccine uptake and hesitancy in ethnic minority populations.’

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Vaccination programme – Kirklees Council translated resources

Kirklees Council Communication Team have produced translated resources related to vaccine.

The following assets are included in the .zip file:

  • Social media graphics.
  • Five types of social media graphics that have been translated into twelve community languages.

you can find all materiel in Kirklees Council Website

COVID-19 Generic resources | Kirklees Council

Vaccine information in community languages

NHS doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward to help reassure communities that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards.

Clinicians have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken languages – apart from English – in the capital to help ensure messages about the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine reach all Londoners.

They explain how the vaccine is given, and give clear evidence that the vaccines work and are safe. It is hoped that the videos will be shared among friends, families, faith and community groups via WhatsApp, text message and on social media. You can view the script in English and download the videos via the links below.

The languages the videos have been produced in are:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Yoruba

NHS England and NHS Improvement London » COVID-19 vaccine communication materials

Register with a GP

You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

You can register on the NHS website.

Healthwatch would like your help to get My Right to Healthcare cards to the people who need them in order to be registered with a GP.

Help Healthwatch Distribute ‘My Right to Healthcare Cards’ To Support People with GP Registration – Forum Central

Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination information by visiting the Kirklees Council website – COVID-19 vaccination programme

Another social media resource in different languages

Translations – Social Statics – Coronavirus Resource centre (phe.gov.uk)

Useful translated resources about the vaccination and other information

Migration Yorkshire have provided some useful links in different languages.

  1. Why you have to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine: https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-why-wait
  2. Covid-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff: https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-social-care-staff
  3. What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination: https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-what-to-expect
  4. A guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-people-of-childbearing-age
  5. A guide for healthcare workers – Information for frontline healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination. https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-healthcare-workers
  6. COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults
  7. Translated: How to take Vitamin D safely: Translated: How to take Vitamin D safely — Migrant Information Hub (migrantinfohub.org.uk)
  8. Translated: National Guidance and safer travel guide: Translated: National Guidance and safer travel guide — Migrant Information Hub (migrantinfohub.org.uk)

Lockdown guidance

Click here for Arabicاضغط هنا للغة العربيةScript 2
Click here for Albanian         klikoni këtu për shqip  Script 2
Click here for Amharic          ጠቅ ያድርጉ እዚህ ለአማርኛScript 2
Click here for Farsi                برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید  Script 2
Click here for Hungarian   Kattintson ide a Magyar  Script 2
Click here for Kurdish          لێرە كليك بكە بۆ كور د ىScript 2
Click here for Mandarin      点击这里查看普通话Script 2
Click here for Polish             Kliknij tu, aby wybrać j. polski  Script 2
Click here for Romanian   apăsați aici pentru limba română  Script 2
Click here for Spanish         Pulse aquí para Español’Script 2
Click here for Urdu              اردو کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں  Script 2
Click here for Guajaratiગુઆજરાતી માટે અહીં ક્લિક કરોScript 2
Click here for Punjabiਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲਈ ਇੱਥੇ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋScript 2

To download the English version please click here

Please click here to download the leaflet

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Public Health England has published an update document in November as a guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus (COVID-19) (shielding)

In addition to English, the guidance published in 13 languages including Arabic, Mandarin, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu.

You can find all documents in this link

Important Covid guidance translated in to community languages: Script1- staying safe, 2 -isolation and 4-new restrictions

Click here for Arabic             اضغط هنا للغة العربيةScript 1 Script 2 Script 4
Click here for Albanian         klikoni këtu për shqip  Script 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Amharic          ጠቅ ያድርጉ እዚህ ለአማርኛScript 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Farsi                برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید  Script 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Hungarian    Kattintson ide a Magyar  Script 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Kurdish          لێرە كليك بكە بۆ كور د ىScript 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Mandarin      点击这里查看普通话Script 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Polish             Kliknij tu, aby wybrać j. polski  Script 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Romanian    apăsați aici pentru limba română  Script 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Spanish         Pulse aquí para Español’Script 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Urdu              اردو کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں  Script 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Guajarati  ગુઆજરાતી માટે અહીં ક્લિક કરોScript 1Script 2Script 4
Click here for Punjabiਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲਈ ਇੱਥੇ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋScript 1Script 2Script 4

You can download the English scripts here:

Also, you can just read the scripts here

Script 1

Script2

Script4

Public Health England – translated general advice

You should always try to stay 2 metres away from other people, wash your hands often, not touch your face and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue. These actions are critical to reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.

More information is available on what you can do to protect yourself and others.

Wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and supermarkets, and all other public places where you are required to do so by law.

More information is available on when to wear a face covering and how to make your own face covering.

You should limit the number of people you see socially. Always try to stay 2 metres away from people you do not live with or who are not in your ‘support bubble’1.

More information is available on support bubbles and social distancing.

Unless you live in an area with local restrictions, you and the people you live with can socialise indoors with people from one other household, and you can stay overnight with each other. Try to keep 2 metres apart from people not in your own household.

More information is available on what you can and can’t do.

You can socialise outdoors with up to 6 people from different households. If you want to socialise with more than 6 people, you can meet outside up to a limit of 30 people, but only if they are from your household and one other household. Always try to keep 2 metres apart.

More information is available on how to safely meet other people outside of your home.

You should take special care when spending time with people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

More information is available on how to support people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

Staying at home

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home and book a free test immediately. Closely follow the advice you are given when you book your test. If you live with other people, they should stay at home too.

Information on how to book a test and advice on what to do next is available.

If you are notified by NHS Test and Trace that you are a contact of a person with COVID-19, stay at home and follow the advice you are given.

More information is available on what to do if you are a contact of someone with COVID-19.

If you are returning from certain countries affected by COVID-19, stay at home and follow the advice you are given.

Find out which countries are affected.

If you are staying at home for any COVID-19 related reason, you should not go outside except to your own garden or outside space. You should not have visitors to your home except for people who provide you with essential care.

More information is available for carers who are visiting you at home.

Click here for Arabic             اضغط هنا للغة العربية
Click here for Bengaliবাংলা য় ক্লিক করুন
Click here for Guajarati  ગુઆજરાતી માટે અહીં ક્લિક કરો
Click here for Mandarin      点击这里查看普通话
Click here for Polish             Kliknij tu, aby wybrać j. polski  
Click here for Urdu              اردو کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں  
Click here for Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲਈ ਇੱਥੇ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋ

Advice for living with other people in 11 language

Click here for English             
Click here for Arabic             اضغط هنا للغة العربية
Click here for Albanian         klikoni këtu për shqip  
Click here for Guajarati  ગુઆજરાતી માટે અહીં ક્લિક કરો
Click here for Hungarian    Kattintson ide a Magyar  
Click here for Kurdish          لێرە كليك بكە بۆ كور د ى
Click here for Mandarin      点击这里查看普通话
Click here for Polish             Kliknij tu, aby wybrać j. polski  
Click here for Romanian    apăsați aici pentru limba română  
Click here for Spanish         Pulse aquí para Español’
Click here for Urdu              اردو کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں  
Click here for Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲਈ ਇੱਥੇ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋ

Working Together to Support You

Kirklees Council and its partners have developed the following document for available support for asylum seekers in Kikrlees

          Click here for English   
Click here for Arabic    اضغط هنا للغة العربية  
Click here for Albanian          klikoni këtu për shqip  
Click here for Amharic           ጠቅ ያድርጉ እዚህ ለአማርኛ 
Click here for Farsi                 برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید  
Click here for Kurdish           لێرە كليك بكە بۆ كور د ى 
Click here for Mandarin       点击这里查看普通话 
Click here for Spanish          Pulse aquí para Español’  
Click here for Urdu               اردو کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں  

translated resources from Migration Yorkshire

1. Migration Yorkshire has translated Test and Trace information in the following languages

Albanian, Arabic, Amharic, Bengali, Czech, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, German, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish Sorani, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish

2. The translated resource page on Migrant Info Hub has been given an overhaul and there is a lot of resources on the following topics in different languages:

· Translation news and updates
· National guidance
· Test and trace
· Face coverings
· Health information
· Mental wellbeing
· WHO’s coronavirus WhatsApp information service
· Using technology
· Domestic abuse
· Children and families
· School
· Benefits
· Housing
· Shopping and socialising
· Work
· Modern Slavery
· Visas and immigration
· Scams and safety
· LGBTQIA+

3. Updated information on vulnerable children and young people page, and children, young people and families.

4. Single language pages have started to be produced, Arabic, Albanian and Farsi are on line with several more languages to come soon.

CV19 advice for communities. Video and audio files in various languages

Coronavirus, also know as COVID-19, is still in our community.

We’ve seen an increase in people testing positive for coronavirus or COVID-19 in Kirklees.

There are a few, very simple things you can do to make sure you don’t get the virus or spread it to others.

When you go out, stay at least 2 metres (or 3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with.

Don’t shake hands or share lifts in cars.

Avoid crowds, including large gatherings of friends or family. 

Wear something that covers your nose and mouth when it’s hard to stay away from people, on public transport and in shops.

Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water as often as you can.  Especially when you’ve been outside your home.

At home, clean surfaces and any shared items as often as possible.

And open your windows to keep rooms well ventilated.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A high temperature – this means you may feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour or having three or more coughing episodes in a day.   
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

If you have any of these symptoms, you must stay at home.

Isolate yourself from the rest of your household.

Call 119 or go on to the NHS website to book a test for coronavirus.

Thank you for playing your part in keeping yourself and your community safe.  Following this advice will save lives.

Stay tuned for the rest of the videos/audios

Click here for Arabic              اضغط هنا للغة العربية 
Click here for Albanian          klikoni këtu për shqip  
Click here for Amharic           ጠቅ ያድርጉ እዚህ ለአማርኛ 
Click here for Bosnian  Kliknite ovdje za bosanski jezik 
Click here for Farsi                 برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید  
Click here for Hungarian     Kattintson ide a Magyar  
Click here for Kurdish           لێرە كليك بكە بۆ كور د ى 
Click here for Mandarin       点击这里查看普通话 
Click here for Polish              Kliknij tu, aby wybrać j. polski   
Click here for Punjabi   
Click here for Romanian     apăsați aici pentru limba română  
Click here for Spanish          Pulse aquí para Español’  
Click here for Urdu               اردو کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں  
Click here for Vietnamese    Bấm vào đây để tiếng việt 

Multiple Government Guidance documents in various languages

1. COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic

This guidance is designed to enable the safe reopening of places of worship for a broader range of activities. the document is translated to Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Guajarati, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Somali, Urdu.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july

2. COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. This document is translated to Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Guajarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

3. COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. you will find 2 different documents in this link.

A. Guidance for household with possible or confirmed corona virus. This document is translated to Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Guajarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu.

B. Guidance for household with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has a possible or confirmed corona virus. Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Guajarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

4. COVID-19 Resources and Guidance

This page contains information on COVID-19 of relevance for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the West Midlands, as well as those working with and supporting them. It is not an exhaustive and up-to-the-minute source of information on COVID-19 and we urge people to check official gov.uk and nhs.uk websites for the latest information. Some information is repeated as it relates to more than one section of the page. If you have questions or comments on this webpage or on COVID-19 insofar as it relates to migration, please contact wmsmp@birmingham.gov.uk.

https://www.wmsmp.org.uk/covid-19-resources-and-guidance/

We haven’t beaten the virus… yet

COVID-19 is still in our community. The only way to eliminate it is to stop it from spreading. All of us have the power to beat the virus. Here’s how you can play your part…

Click here for English               
Click here for Arabic              اضغط هنا للغة العربية 
Click here for Albanian          klikoni këtu për shqip  
Click here for Guajarati  ગુઆજરાતી માટે અહીં ક્લિક કરો 
Click here for Farsi                 برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید  
Click here for Hungarian     Kattintson ide a Magyar  
Click here for Kurdish           لێرە كليك بكە بۆ كور د ى 
Click here for Mandarin       点击这里查看普通话 
Click here for Polish              Kliknij tu, aby wybrać j. polski   
Click here for Romanian     apăsați aici pentru limba română  
Click here for Spanish          Pulse aquí para Español’  
Click here for Urdu               اردو کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں  

Click here for Punjabi

Coronavirus: Information in other languages

Kirklees Council has produced the following page COVID19 information in various languages,

Please click on the link below,

https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/coronavirus-languages.aspx

You will find information in Albanian, Arabic, Farsi, Guajarati, Hungarian, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Spanish and Urdu. The information is: letters to citizens, Community Response information, Community Response leaflets and letters.

Also, you will find Health advice in 60 languages, as well as, mental health information in Guajarati, Polish, Romanian and Urdu.

Finally, you will find the link to our Kirklees Welcomes translated information section and other useful information as well.

Please share this widely.

Useful electronic resources for translated COVID19 information

1. A group of doctors, medical students and volunteers have created infographics to help summarise key points about COVID-19 in a variety of languages to get the right information, in an easy to understand format, to these communities.

Click here to visit the website https://covid19graphics.info/

You need to choose first the language (the information is available in 40 languages). Then click on the section you need to read about: CO19 advice, school advice, non co19 patient advice and shop advice. In each section you will find info graphs about different related topic.

2. Doctors of the World, in partnership with the Mayor of London, has produced motion graphic videos with key COVID-19 information for migrants living in the UK.

These are available in 11 priority languages: Bengali, Bulgarian, English, Kurdish Sorani, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Click here to visit the website https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/key-covid-19-information-for-migrants/#

3. Migration Yorkshire have an electronic resources named Migration Hub for the latest updates regarding COVID19 in different languages

Click here to visit the website https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/

4. Maternity leaflets: Parent information for new borns – translated versions

Click here to visit the website https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/maternity-leaflets-translated-versions/

How to receive your e-Voucher for Free School Meals

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These posts include important information about how parents could receive the e-voucher for free school meals if their children are entitled to this. You will find the information in a PDF document, as well as, video or audio file. Information is translated into Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, Hungarian, Polish, Amharic, Mandarin, Albanian, Romanian, Spanish and Urdu.

For English script click here

For Arabic script click here.

For Arabic video click here.

For Kurdish script click here.

For Kurdish audio click below.

For Farsi script click here.

For Farsi audio click below.

For Hungarian script click here.

For Hungarian audio click below.

For Amharic script click here.

For Amharic audio click below.

For Romanian script click here.

For Romanian video click here.

For Polish script click here.

For Polish audio click below.

For Spanish script click here.

For Spanish video click here.

For Mandarin script click here.

For Mandarin audio click below.

For Urdu script click here.

For Urdu video click here.

For Albanian script click here.

For Albanian video click here.