Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 18 July-24 September 2021

Updated Translated Resources

1.Translated: Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make one

Gov.UK have updated their face covering guidance for September 2021 to demonstrate:

  • When to wear a face covering
  • How to make your own face covering
  • How to show an exemption from wearing one
  • Links to printable exemption cards

The guidance is available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese and Urdu

New Information Resources

1. Direct and indirect health impacts of Covid-19 in England

The Department of Health and Social Care and Office for National Statistics have prepared a paper on the direct and indirect health impacts of Covid-19 between March 2020 and Spring 2021.

A short version of the paper (18 pages) was published on 9th September 2021.

2. Covid-19 Transmission in Hotels and Managed Quarantine Facilities

A paper prepared by the Environmental Modelling Group (EMG), EMG Transmission Group, and SPI-B on transmission in Managed Quarantine Facilities (MQFs).

It provides analysis of current evidence and understanding of the COVID-19 transmission risks associated with hotels and MQFs, to understand whether there are risk factors specific to hotels.

3. Guidance for unaccompanied students under 18 travelling to England from a red list country

Gov.UK has published guidance on where higher education and further education students can quarantine if they arrive in England from a red list country.

Students aged 18 or above must follow the standard quarantine rules for red list arrivals.

4. Migration health research in the United Kingdom: A scoping review

A review of migrant health research has been published, outlining trends in research in the last couple of decades and setting out recommendations for the future research agenda.

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 11th -17th September 2021

Leeds City Council’s Communications department are currently setting up a Winter Response group, which will co-ordinate communications on Covid-19 and various other interlinked issues around Winter and health.

To ensure the Communities toolkit remains relevant, they would like volunteers to complete this 5-minute survey to highlight your needs and indicate how you’re using/have used the toolkit:

The latest iteration of the toolkit includes:

  • Two new government items (Vaccines Toolkit by the Cabinet Office and Back to Schools/Colleges guidance by the Dept of Education)
  • Links to social media artwork displaying vaccination locations for 16-17 year olds

Updated Translated Resources

  1. Translated: How to stop the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) – updated

Gov.UK have updated their guidance on how everyone can help stop the spread of coronavirus in line with the latest Step 4 guidance and the government’s plan for Autumn/Winter 2021.

Also available in: Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi (Indian), Punjabi (Pakistani), Slovak, Somali, Urdu and Welsh.

2. Translated: Guidance on protecting medically extremely vulnerable people (updated)

New guidance for people in England who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19).

This updated guidance is now available in: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

New Information Resources

  1. Barriers to Wellbeing – report into unmet healthcare in migrant communities

The University of Birmingham has published a report into Doctors Of The World’s casework, proving significant unmet healthcare needs and an evident digital divide in migrant patients during the first wave of the pandemic.

 Key findings from the report

  • The average number of consultations per month dropped drastically from approximately 170 before the pandemic to 50 during the pandemic
  • Service users were much more likely to find themselves in inadequate housing
  • Significant barriers to GP registration remained
  • Percentage of undocumented service users decreased, while the percentage of asylum seekers increased.
  • There was a significant increase in service users reporting ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ health

2. Covid-19: easy read vaccine resources for young people with learning disabilities

Gov.UK have produced an easy read guide for children and young people (aged 12-15) with learning disabilities, explaining what they can expect when they receive their Covid-19 vaccination. Additionally, a Coronavirus vaccine consent form for young people is available.

3. Covid-19 vaccination: resources for children and young people

The UK government has published guidance on Covid-19 vaccination for eligible children and young people aged 12 – 17.

4. A guide to Covid-19 booster vaccinations

Following the news that people aged 50 years and over, health and social care workers and younger people at risk are being offered a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine this autumn, the UK government have published a guide to booster vaccinations.

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 25 September-1 October 2021

Updated Translated Resources

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

The UK government have expanded their range of translations for their COVID-19 PCR home test kit instructions.

Now available in: English, Easy Read, Large Print, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi (India), Punjabi (Pakistan), Polish, Slovenian, Somali, Urdu, Welsh

Free online BSL interpretation services for the NHS are also available.

2. Translated: Antibody test kits

Guides for taking the antibody test have been translated into the following languages: Bangla, Chinese (Simplified), Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh.

New Information Resources

1. ‘Caring for vulnerable migrant women’ – guide for midwives and maternity support workers

The Royal College of Midwives has produced ‘Caring for vulnerable migrant women’ which is a pocket guide for midwives and maternity support workers, covering a range of topics.

2. Hardship arrangements for those unable to pay for managed quarantine or testing

The UK government has published guidance on financial support for people who cannot afford the managed quarantine and testing fees associated with ‘essential travel’ to the UK during the pandemic.

3. Migrant Health Guide: countries A-Z

The UK government has updated its migrant health advice and guidance on prevalence of communicable diseases and other health topics from different countries.

Migrant Health – Weekly update

  1. Migrant Health Guide

Lots of updates to the Migrant Health Guide. The following pages have major updates:

Communicable disease pages have also been updated with new prevalence statistics and guidance on testing and management:

Country pages that have been updated this week:

  1. Digital exclusion and health inequalities

To support the Health Foundation’s COVID-19 impact inquiry, Good Things Foundation, the Health Foundation and the King’s Fund joined to convene a diverse group of people with a shared interest in tackling digital exclusion and health inequalities. The workshop was also an opportunity to make and strengthen connections, and share experience on promising approaches, opportunities and how to achieve sustained and inclusive change. Their paper gives an overview of digital exclusion and its relationship to health, social and economic aspects of people’s lives; who is affected; how the pandemic has impacted on this; and what responses we have seen.

  1. Report on migration and vulnerability during the pandemic

A new report on migration and vulnerability during the pandemic was produced as part of the University of Birmingham Vulnerable Migrants’ Wellbeing Project led by Professor Jenny Phillimore (and funded by the Nuffield Foundation and ESRC IAA). The report, which shows significant unmet healthcare needs and deep digital divide in migrant patients during first wave of the pandemic, draws on Doctors of the World’s anonymised service users’ data at the height of the first wave of the pandemic. Amongst the key findings of the report:

  • The average number of consultations per month dropped drastically from approximately 170 before the pandemic to 50 during the pandemic
  • Service Users were much more likely to find themselves in inadequate housing
  • Significant barriers to GP registration remained
  • Percentage of undocumented service users decreased, while the percentage of asylum seekers increased.
  • There was a significant increase in service users reporting ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ health.

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 14th -20th August 2021

Migration Yorkshire has launched the Migration news roundup for anyone interested in migration but without lots of time to search for news.

The roundup is a new, weekly service drawing together news items on migration, covering policy, immigration law, individual stories, research and statistics, mainly relating to the UK but also with a snapshot of overseas stories.

New Translated Resources

  1. Translated: Change in vaccination guidance for people working or deployed in care homes

GOV.UK have announced that from 11 November 2021, anyone working or volunteering in a care home will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), unless exempt.

Available in: English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish (Sorani), Nepali, Polish, Punjabi (Indian), Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian and Urdu.

1.Translated: Guidance on protecting medically extremely vulnerable people

New guidance has been created for people in England who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19).

This guidance is now available in: Audio, BSL, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

2.Translated: Guidance on protecting medically extremely vulnerable people

New guidance has been created for people in England who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19). This guidance is now available in: Audio, BSL, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

3.Translated: Covid vaccine information for people without an NHS number

Public Health England and the NHS have issued a guidance letter to help those without an NHS number obtain a vaccine and register with a GP.

This is available in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese Brazilian, Punjabi, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, and Urdu.

4.Translated: Workplace rights during pregnancy and maternity leave

Maternity Action have published comprehensive guidance for parents during pregnancy and maternity leave regarding workplace rights, pay and redundancy.

Individual translations available in Chinese (Simplified), Filipino, French, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish via the main page.

Information Resources

1.Vaccine Confidence Toolkit

Doctors of the World have kindly shared their Vaccine Confidence Toolkit, a resource aimed at assisting community leaders in encouraging people to take up the vaccine.

The toolkit includes Vaccine Confidence slides and speaker notes and will soon be available in 5 community languages.

PHE resources – Migrant Health Team

Animations aimed at healthcare professionals in England

The Public Health England National Migrant Health Team have produced two animations:

Clarifying NHS entitlements for migrants , which consists of six short sections:

  • Section 1- Introduction to Entitlements for Migrants
  • Section 2- Karman’s Story (case study provided by Doctors of the World)
  • Section 3- NHS Entitlements to Primary Care in England
  • Section 4- NHS Entitlements to Secondary Care in England
  • Section 5- Dental Treatment for Migrants in England
  • Section 6- Assessing New Patients from Overseas

Keeping up to date with vaccinations for migrants.

These animated resources address recommendations arising from a stakeholder engagement exercise to improve the Migrant Health Guide NHS entitlements page, done in 2019, which asked for more clarity about NHS entitlements and to adopt a more culturally sensitive approach. These outputs will also complement a suite of PHE and NHSE/I COVID-19 vaccination resources (for the general public) being made available to mitigate vaccination inequalities.

The animations aim to dispel fears of being charged for free NHS services, supports PHE’s role in reducing health inequalities by clarifying entitlements to healthcare and upholds the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Doctors of the World social prescribing resources to support migrants

New DOTW guidance on how social prescribing workers can support migrants.

COVID-19 translated advice and guidance is available on the PHE Migrant Health Guide here

PHE COVID-19 guidance collection page for the general public includes translated versions here

The updated guidance for accommodation providers of asylum seeker accommodation was published on Fri 23rd July here. The guidance is aimed at all staff involved in providing support to asylum seekers in all accommodation settings.

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 31July-6 August 2021

New Translated Resources

  1. Translated: Migrant health guide resources (updated)

The IOM have developed some multilingual information on Covid-19 measures and support on the following topics:

Health and Covid-19

Work and Covid-19

Benefits, Support and Covid-19

Visa, Immigration and Covid-19

Housing, Homelessness and Covid-19

Each of these are available in English, Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Vietnamese

The British Society of Immunologyhave translated some of their educational resources on immunity, COVID-19 and vaccines into different languages, including a guide to vaccines for Covid-19, a page of public engagement resources and their Celebrate Vaccines infographics.

These are available in English (see above), Arabic, Spanish and Yiddish.

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

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

A Braille version of the leaflet is also available to order.

A set of 4 posters and social media cards encouraging vaccine uptake among pregnant women are available for download only – by logging into this NHS England website.

Public Health England have issued translations of their comprehensive stay at home guidance for anyone with symptoms of coronavirus. This also applies to anyone who is asymptomatic but is waiting for results of a PCR test.

If you have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have received a positive COVID-19 test result

If you take part in asymptomatic testing

If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19

Household members who have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine

This guidance is available in: Easy read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

Information Resources

  1. National Tutoring Programme

The Department for Education have published a policy paper on the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), a scheme started in 2020 to provide support for pupils and students most affected by disruption to their education as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Further information about the programme can be found on the NTP website.

Information from Acas on how sickness and absence policies apply when an employee is off work with Long Covid.

The Department for Education has now updated its guidance to reflect recent changes in provision for free school meals to some groups of NRPF migrants previously excluded. These include families:

  • Refused asylum but in receipt of section 4 support
  • Granted leave to remain as ‘Zambrano carers’
  • Granted leave to remain under Article 8 ECHR
  • Supported under section 17 Children Act 1989 and who have ‘no recourse to public funds’. 

4.    Local guidance and support in Yorkshire and Humber

Links to local information around Covid-19 and the support available locally in Yorkshire and Humber.

Training and Research

  1. Free racial inequalities training from the Race Equality Network

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Race Equalities Network has launched a free package of online racial inequalities training.

The aim of the training is to educate and raise awareness of the ongoing racial injustice and everyday discrimination faced by colleagues from ethnic minorities across our diverse communities.

The voices and experiences of the Race Equality Network members from ethnic minorities have shaped the purpose and content of the training.

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 24 July-30 July 2021

Solace have a vacancy for a Children and Families therapist (closing date Monday 23rd August) and are looking for trustees with lived experience of the asylum process or being a refugee. Please share with your networks.

New Translated Resources

  1. Translated: How to stop the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) – updated

The guidance has been updated now that England has moved to Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown.

This is available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi (Indian), Punjabi (Pakistani), Slovak, Somali, Urdu and Welsh.

Covid-19 Infographics have produced useful pictorial representations of what has changed.

Available in: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish and Yoruba.

Gov.UK and the Department of Health and Social Care have produced a leaflet of guidance on how to care for someone when they leave hospital.

The leaflet is available in English, Easy read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Gujarati, French, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu.

Information Resources

1. Research: The Lived Experience of Disabled People During the Covid-19 pandemic

 From July to September 2020, the Cabinet Office Disability Unit commissioned the Policy Lab to conduct ethnographically-led research into the experiences of disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Key findings from each chapter have been highlighted on our post.

 2. Updated: Guidance on protecting medically extremely vulnerable people

As restrictions have been eased following the move to Step 4 of the roadmap, the UK government are advising clinically extremely vulnerable people, as a minimum, to follow the same guidance as everyone else.

Available in Audio, BSL and Large Print.

This guidance is about NHS entitlements in England and is aimed at healthcare practitioners needing to support migrant patients.

Public Health England have provided general guidance for all staff involved in the support of asylum seekers in all accommodation settings. They have updated and restructured their guidance in line with changes in Step 4 of the roadmap.

The government has issued guidance for anyone who provides unpaid care for a friend or family member in England.

Updated in line with changes in Step 4 of the roadmap.

This has been updated with a handy tool for finding an existing NHS number and a letter to help people without an NHS number access the COVID-19 vaccine and register with a GP.

 

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 17 July-23 July 2021

New Translated Resources

 

1.    Translated: Official letter in Arabic explaining Covid-19 vaccine rollout to higher risk children

North Yorkshire County Council have kindly shared a translated letter in English and Arabic which explains the UK government’s decision to offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to children aged 12 and above who are at increased risk of serious coronavirus.

Information Resources

  1. Updated: Official Coronavirus advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

From 19th July the concession for people outside the UK whose leave has expired before they are were able to return, ended.

Gov.UK has updated the following guidance for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents:

Following the progression to Step 4 of the roadmap, this guidance is for everyone in England who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19).

This guidance has been updated to reflect Step 4 roadmap changes. Translations and easy read guidance have temporarily been removed while being updated.

Gov.UK have produced new guidance around safety in places of worship from 19th July onwards including a summary of changes from 19th July.

Gov.UK has updated their guidance for people entering England from other countries, using the traffic light system of red, amber and green.

The UK government has issued public health information to protect the public and stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes public health advice and coronavirus-related duties for entering    and staying within England.

Gov.UK have created an overview of NHS Test and Trace, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.

The UK government have issued guidance on how to get the NHS COVID Pass and demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) status when travelling abroad and domestically at events and venues in England.

The Home Office has confirmed that as of 19th July 2021 negative cessations will resume meaning that anyone who has had a negative decision on their asylum claim can now have their support discontinued.  All recipients on support whether on section 4 or section 95 support will receive 21 days notice of their support ending.

  1.  Research finds gaps in bereavement support for people from diverse communities

  A report has been published by Leeds and Sheffield universities on UK bereavement care for ethnic minority communities.

The paper, Bereavement care for ethnic minority communities: A systematic review of access to, models of, outcomes from, and satisfaction with, service provision, is published in PLOS ONE.

  1.  Safe Surgeries initiative combatting GP practice refusal to register undocumented migrants

  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Channel 4 have reported that almost 80% of GP practices are refusing to register undocumented patients with a migrant background.

  The #HandsUpForOurHealth coalition, which includes Doctors of the World is campaigning on this issue. As part of this they highlight the Safe Surgeries initiative – a network GP practices can join.

   For more information, contact safesurgeries@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

  1.   Report: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Structural Vulnerabilities, Resilience and Migrant Communities-led responses to COVID-19 in West Yorkshire

Racial Justice Network, with the support of Queen Mary University of London and University of Huddersfield, have produced this report; “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” following interviews with      community advocates living in Yorkshire and Humber during Covid 19.

   The report is available in various formats including short-form and video.

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 14June-18 June 2021

New Translated Resources

 

1.   Translated: ‘I’ve had my Covid vaccine’ video

 

The Leeds Health Partnerships team have produced this video featuring representatives from across a wide range of Leeds communities who have had their Covid vaccine.

Languages featured include English, Arabic, Bengali, BSL, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, Czech, Irish, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and Urdu.

To book a vaccination go to www.nhs.uk/book-a-coronavirus-vaccination or call NHS 119.

Information Resources

  1. Access to NHS services for EU citizens after 1st July 2021

Doctors of the World have released a new briefing on the NHS healthcare entitlement of EU citizens, regardless of immigration status.

The briefing identifies three key groups of EU citizens for which NHS healthcare entitlement will differ:

  •  EU citizens who came to the UK before 31/12/20 with status under the EUSS
  • EU citizens who came to the UK before 31/12/20 without status under the EUSS
  • EU citizens who came to the UK after 31/12/20

In the briefing, Doctors of the World have also published results of an online survey taken by both EU citizens and supporting organisations:

• 18% of the participants mentioned encountering issues when applying to the EU Settlement Scheme with a large majority mentioning issues with documentation and the website as the key reasons behind their difficulties

• 5% mentioned being asked to prove their immigration status when registering with a GP

• Amongst those asked to prove their immigration status when accessing hospital care, 22% were then unable to receive treatment due to issues in verifying their status

The Leeds Public Health Resource Centre (PHRC) supports anyone with a responsibility for or interest in improving health and wellbeing in Leeds, including students and volunteers.

The PHRC would like to hear your views on their current services, even if you have never used them before. Your feedback will also help shape their services in the future.

Click this link to take the survey and please feel free to share it with other people you know who are interested in improving health and wellbeing in Leeds.

The survey is live until Monday 17th July.

 

Training, events and research

  1. Free online first aid training for treating sudden cardiac arrest

Following the high profile incident in football earlier this week, St John’s Ambulance service, Joe Humphries Memorial Trust and the Resuscitation Council UK have developed an online training course for treating sudden cardiac arrest, funded by Sport England.

This accessible 30 – 45 minute course is designed for anyone involved in sport or physical activity from players to coaches to spectators.

Participants will have access to the online materials for 12 months after enrolling, in order to keep their SCA first aid skills updated.

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 31 May-4 June 2021

Updated Translated Resources

  1. Translated: Official – Covid-19 vaccination status letter explained

UK.Gov have published translated versions of a letter explaining how people can prove their vaccination status, for example for travel purposes.

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Nepalese, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (India), Romanian, Spanish, Urdu

 

2.   Translated: Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people

UK.Gov have updated their guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

Available in: Arabic, Bengali, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional) and Urdu.

You can also find the PDF guidance in Large Print, and videos for Audio and BSL.

3.    Translated: Community Connectors share their vaccine experience

#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 of the vaccine.

Audio for WhatsApp available in: Albanian, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish Sorani, Mandarin, Spanish, Somali, Tigrinya, Turkish and Urdu

Videos available in: Arabic, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu

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

Ask Doc have added translated videos in Cantonese, Gujarati and Farsi, 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, Farsi, Gujarati, Chinese (Traditional), Romanian and Urdu

Updated Issue Based Resources

  1. Updated: Guidance on applying for Tier 2, 4 and 5 visas

The government has updated their guidance for student sponsors, migrants and short-term students on temporary concessions in response to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Student sponsors should also read the student sponsor guidance which sets out the requirements for education providers wishing to apply for a licence to sponsor international students to come to the UK under the student and child student routes.

Training and Events

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham and Doctors of the World UK are planning an online interactive workshop on the theme of sexual and gender-based violence experienced by forced migrants. 

The purpose of the workshop is to share the findings of the UK SEREDA project, undertaken to understand the nature and incidence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) experienced by forced migrants residing in the UK, and to work collectively to develop recommendations to help improve the lives of SGBV survivors, build their resilience and reduce vulnerability.  

The online workshop will take place on 23 June from 13.00 to 14.30 using the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. 

You can register for this workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sgbv-and-forced-migration-a-workshop-for-policy-makers-tickets-153450495563

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 3-9 July 2021

New Translated Resources

 

  1. Translated: Covid-19 infographics announce delay to UK restrictions easing

Covid-19 Infographics have published translated versions of an infographic announcing the UK government’s delay to the easing of restrictions, with the date now set for 19th July.

Available in English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish and Yoruba.

Information Resources

  1. Updated: NHS entitlements: migrant health guide

The UK Government’s Migrant Health Guide has now been updated with new information on:

The children’s health page has been updated with additional guidance on assessing the health needs of migrant children.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released statistics on vaccine hesitancy reported as part of the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey carried out between 26th May and 20th June 2021.

  • More than 9 in 10 (96%) adults reported positive sentiment towards a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, while 4% reported vaccine hesitancy.
  • The same rates of vaccine hesitancy were reported by women and men (both 4%).
  • Black or Black British adults had the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy (18%) compared with White adults (4%).
  • Vaccine hesitancy was higher for adults identifying Muslim (15%) or Other (11%) as their religion, compared with adults who identify as Christian (3%); however, there was no statistically significant difference when compared with any of the remaining religious groups.
  • Adults living in the most deprived areas of England (based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation) were more likely to report vaccine hesitancy (8%) than adults living in the least deprived areas (3%).

 

 Training, events and research

  1. Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees conference

The eighth annual ‘Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees’ conference will be taking place virtually on Tuesday 12th October 2021.

It will include focus sessions on multi-tiered and comprehensive MHPSS Systems & Psychological First Aid, working with refugees to improve mental health, and best practice examples of specialist clinical interventions.

This brochure covers the full event and you can book tickets on the website.

LOHST is a social work practitioner and welfare/support worker survey aiming to understand the specific ways Covid-19 has affected unaccompanied minors and young people’s asylum experience in Britain. 

This survey is part of a study, led by the University of Liverpool in collaboration with University College London, Southampton University and the Albanian Support Charity, Shpresa.

It should only take 20 minutes maximum, and there is a chance to win £500 for your organisation. To complete the survey, click on this link.

Please contact LOHST@liverpool.ac.uk or William.shankley@liverpool.ac.uk  if you have any questions.

3. Supporting separated migrant children to thrive during COVID-19

Coram BAAF are taking part in an ESRC funded study ‘Supporting separated migrant children to thrive during COVID-19’. This study is being carried out by the University of Stirling and supported by external partners including the Scottish Guardianship Service (SGS), the Hands Up Project and Terre des Hommes.  

Coram are keen to link in with colleagues across the UK who are working with separated migrant children. If you would like to be involved in this study (focus groups will be held in September 2021) please email Dan Murdoch (Daniel.Murdoch@corambaaf.org.uk).

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

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 10-14 May 2021

Translated Resources

Translated: Official: What you can and can’t do from 17th May

UK.gov has produced new guidance on the changes to Covid-19 safety rules from 17th May.

Available in: English, easy read, large print, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shahmukhi, Slovak, Somali, Urdu, Welsh

 

Translated: guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people

 

UK.gov have produced updated Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

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

Translated: Videos: How a lateral flow test is done at a testing centre

Kirklees Council have produced videos, recorded at the Hudawi Community Centre, one of Kirklees community testing sites, explaining how to carry out a lateral flow test.

The videos include audio in English and a translation in text in the following languages:

Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Hungarian, Kurdish (Sorani), Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi (India), Romanian, Spanish, Urdu

Translated: Updated: Vaccination – guide for older adults (phase 2)

UK.gov has updated their information leaflet for older adults on COVID-19 vaccination.

Available in: Easy Read, BSL

Extra languages will be added as they are published.

Translated: Updated – Vaccination – women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding

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

Available in: Easy Read, BSL, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian and Urdu.

Translated: Updated: Community Connectors share their vaccine experience

#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 of the vaccine.

More messages will continue to be added at Welcome to Kirklees

Published 27th April

Audio for whatsapp: Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, Turkish – recorded by Volunteers from DASH

Published 1 April

Videos: Arabic, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

          Information Resources

Updated: Changes to the asylum and immigration process due to Covid-19

Right to Remain have updated their ‘Changes to the asylum and immigration process due to Covid-19’ guide.

Information on visas has been updated.

The following sections apply to all asylum and immigration applicants: appeals, reporting to the Home Office, detention.

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

UK.gov has updated guidance for people entering England.

  1. Stay up-to-date
  2. Red list countries and territories
  3. Amber list countries and territories
  4. Green list countries and territories – from 17 May
  5. Transit stops in amber or red list countries
  6. Travel within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
  7. Job and medical exemptions
  8. Travelling abroad from England

Comparative statistics on deaths in faith communities during the pandemic

The office for national statistics has produced ‘Deaths involving COVID-19 by religious group, England: 24 January 2020 to 28 February 2021’ explaining the experience of death and bereavement by different faith communities during the pandemic.

‘This article reports age-standardised rates of death involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) by religious group and uses statistical models to adjust for location, measures of disadvantage, occupation, living arrangements, and pre-existing health conditions. It compares the risk of COVID-19 mortality in two discrete periods aligned to each wave of the pandemic.’

Refugee Council Helpline Service Update

The Refugee Council’s England-wide Infoline service will extend, at this stage, until 31st July, please see below for updated service information.

Service updates

  • Live service Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10.30-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm. To contact the Infoline and speak to the team, call free phone 0808 196 7272
  • The Infoline has a small casework service. The priority is for those who are unable to access alternative local support, and where a short-term intervention around housing, financial support, accessing health care or accessing legal advice is likely to avoid or resolve crisis. Referrals are through the Infoline.
  • If you would like to contact the team for any reason, including with additional service information, to refer with consent, or relating to enquiries, the team email address is infoline@refugeecouncil.org.uk.

Infoline directory of services

  • If your service delivery has recently changed or you want to be added to our signposting directory, please complete this short form to update us with your service information, to make sure that we hold and give out the information you wish us to, including around service capacity.

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 26-30 April 2021

Translated Resources

 

Translated: Official – Blood clotting and COVID-19 vaccination

Leaflet created by Public Health England: COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting

Available in: EnglishBrailleLarge Print, AlbanianAmharicArabicBengaliBulgarianChineseEstonianGreekGujaratiHindiKurdishLatvianLithuanianPanjabiPolishPortuguese BrazilianRussianTwiUkrainianUrdu.

Translated: Covid-19: ethical framework for adult social care

UK.Gov have produced ‘Guidance on ethical considerations for local authorities and adult social care professionals planning their response to COVID-19.’

Available in: English, Easy Read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi (India), Punjabi (Pakistan), Slovenian, Somali, Urdu

Translated: Diabetes and the vaccine videos

Diabetes UK have produced these videos to explain the importance of COVID-19 vaccination for people with diabetes.

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannanda, Malayalam, Mandarin, Marathi, Marathi (alternate presenter), Punjabi (India), Sindhi, Tamil,   Urdu, Urdu (alternate presenter), Yoruba

Translated: Community Connectors share their vaccine experience

#KirkleesWelcomes Community Connectors who have had the COVID-19 vaccine are developing their own messages to share with migrant communities to encourage others to take up the offer of the vaccine.

More messages will continue to be added here: Welcome to Kirklees

Available in: Arabic, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

Translated: ‘Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 vaccine’

British Red Cross vaccine infosheet, with simple infographics followed by more detailed guidance.

Available in: English, Arabic , Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Yorùba

Information Resources                    

Leeds modern slavery pocketbook for professionals

Designed for frontline professionals and community groups who may encounter potential victims of modern slavery or those at risk of exploitation, this pocketbook explains what Modern Slavery is and the differences between human trafficking and smuggling.

Easy read vaccine infographics and stories

CLDS / Beyond Words have produced easy read vaccine infographics and stories around taking a COVID-19 vaccine

Having a vaccine
Vaccine story

EU delegation support for EUSS – legal support surgeries

If your organisation is helping vulnerable EU citizens complete their EUSS application, the Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom can offer further legal advice, free of charge. The EU Delegation can offer a lawyer to attend a digital advice surgery with the aim of providing one-to-one legal support to at least 10 vulnerable citizens per surgery.

COVID-19 frequently asked questions about fertility and pregnancy

Various sources of guidance on COVID-19 vaccines and fertility (The British Fertility Society) and COVID-19 FAQs about fertility and pregnancy (NHS).

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are also offering a wide range of information and guidance around COVID-19, pregnancy and fertility, including specific advice for people from minoritised ethnicities.

Information and resources for people concerned about people in India

The South Asian Health Foundation have recorded guidance and information that people in the UK can share with loved ones abroad, and use to approach political representatives for support. They’ve also launched a call to action – view the 10 point plan.

Simple & evidence based advice for patients unable to access healthcare in India (Video in Urdu).

Trisha Greenhalgh #CovidIsAirborne has recorded information in English for an Indian audience.

Weekly Migrant Info Hub update 19-23 April 2021

Translated Resources

 

Translated: Updated guidance on protecting medically extremely vulnerable people

 

The guidance advises people who are clinically extremely vulnerable of the precautions that they should continue to take to protect themselves, in addition to the rules that are in place for everyone.

Available in: English, Easy Read, Large Print, Audio, British Sign Language, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (India), Urdu

Translated : Information for people in multiple occupancy housing

Suffolk Council have produced infographics about staying safer in shared housing.

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Kurdish (Sorani), Lithuanian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish

Translated: Guidance for people who need to travel to work

Suffolk County Council have created infographics to support people who need to travel to work.

Available in: English, Arabic, Kurdish (Sorani), French, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish

Translated: Astra Zeneca – Blood clots – video advice from Thrombosis UK

Thrombosis UK have produced information videos on vaccination and blood clotting.

Available in: Arabic, French, Punjabi (India), Urdu

Translated: Factsheets addressing myths about vaccines

International SOS have produced COVID-19 Vaccination Myths vs Facts factsheets providing detailed responses to common myths.

Available in: English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Translated: Managing stress during COVID-19

International SOS have produced COVID-19 Stress Infographics – covering COVID-19 stressors, stress symptoms and coping strategies.

Available in: English, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, French, Mongolian, Russian, Vietnamese

Translated: Long-COVID information sheets and infographics

International SOS have produced long-COVID (Post-COVID-19 syndrome) information sheets and infographics.

COVID-19 Long-COVID Information Sheet – English, French, German, Spanish

COVID-19 Long-COVID Infographic – English, French, German, Spanish

Translated: Post COVID syndrome / Long-COVID, caring for yourself

South East London CCG have produced a detailed guide: Caring for yourself after coronavirus (COVID-19) booklet

Available in EnglishSpanish and Portuguese

Translated: Guide to taking a lateral flow test

NHS step-by-step guide for COVID-19 self-testing if you are symptom-free.

Available in English, Easy Read, Large Print, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi (Gurmukhi script), Romanian | Somali, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh

Translated: Symptom free test and trace information for parents and carers

Information for parents and carers on COVID-19 symptom-free (rapid) testing.

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali , Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (India), Punjabi (Pakistan), Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Urdu, Welsh

Translated: UK.Gov guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection (including when everyone is vaccinated)

UK.Gov have produced and translated guidance for:

  • ‘people with symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19, including those who are waiting for a test
  • people who have received a positive COVID-19 test result (whether or not they have symptoms)
  • people who currently live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 symptoms, or with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19’

Available in: English,  Easy Read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi (India), Urdu and with a Stay at home illustration

Translated: NHS – when and how to book your vaccine appointment

Official UK.Gov / NHS letter explaining when and how to book your vaccine appointment, and the choices available.

Available in English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish, Nepali, Punjabi, Polish, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu

There is also a British Sign Language version of the consent form.

Translated: Post-COVID Syndrome (‘Long-COVID’)

Kings College London have created a ‘Caring for yourself after coronavirus (COVID-19)’ booklet. 

Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese

Translated: Updated advice for seasonal agricultural workers by the UK Government

Advice for seasonal agricultural workers coming to England to pick fruit and vegetables on farms, and their employers.

Available in English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian

          Information Resources                    

Official Guidance on accessing green spaces and outdoor activities safely

UK.Gov have produced new guidance about staying safe while outdoors.

Official updated guidance: Places of worship & religious festivals

The latest guidance from UK.Gov around safety in places of worship.

Your COVID Recovery – Info Hub

NHS have created a site to support people recovering from COVID / facing “Long-COVID”, which looks at all aspects of COVID recovery.

Long-COVID guidance

A collection of guidance from medical professionals on managing and recovering from COVID-19 and ‘Long-COVID’ containing text and useful infographic type resources.

Managing anxiety and new routines after lockdown

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust have developed the following leaflets for patients on Managing Anxiety and Managing New Routines.

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Weekly Migrant Information Hub update 19 March 2021

Migrant Info Hub update #10: 12– 19 March 2021

Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s update. We hope you find these resources useful, please let us know if you have any feedback or questions.

Best wishes,

MIH team

Translated Resources: Doctors of the World vaccine information, Updated Stay At Home Guidance by UK Gov, Helping children and young people cope during the pandemic, Letter to high risk 70 year olds, ‘Please get the vaccine’ videos by Ask Doc, Census information, What to do after you’ve had the vaccine – animations, New language added to Retas videos encouraging vaccine uptake

Information Resources: Tailored vaccine outreach to socially excluded groups,Guidance on shared and overcrowded housing, Differences in the experience of Covid-19 by men and women, Yorkshire and Humber Migrant Health Group webinar

New Translated Resources

 

1.   Translated: Doctors of the World vaccine information

 

Coronavirus vaccine guidance for migrant and other excluded communities in England, Scotland, and Wales. The guidance includes advice on who can get the coronavirus vaccine and how to get it, as well as information on the safety, effectiveness, side effects, and ingredients of the vaccine.

Available in English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dari, Farsi, Filipino, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish (Sorani), Pashto, Punjabi (India), Russian, Somali, Tamil, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Vietnamese     

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

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

UK Gov guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19 pandemic)

Available in English, Easy read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (India), Urdu

UK Gov letter to people identified as high risk by COVID-19 population risk assessment model – aged 70 and over, explains additional vulnerabilities, offers guidance on staying safe and how to access support.

English, large print, easy read, audio, BSL, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

 

5.    Translated: ‘Please get the vaccine’ videos by Ask Doc

Ask Doc have created a video series asking people to ‘please get the vaccine’.

Available in English, Bengali, Sylheti – more languages anticipated.

This year’s census is on Sunday 21st March, and is to be completed mostly online for the first time.

Translated information about the census is available to people in Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, British Sign Language – BSL, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (India), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group have produced a collection of animated videos explaining ‘what to do after you have had the vaccine’. Key messages include: Protection takes 2-3 weeks to kick in, being vaccinated does not mean you are fully protected, the importance of the second dose, it is still possible to transmit Covid, what you should do to keep yourself and others safe, your actions matter.

Available in: English, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Kurdish (Sorani), Polish, Romanian, Somali, Spanish

Updated: New language added to Retas videos encouraging vaccine uptake

Retas added Amharic to their collection of videos encouraging vaccine uptake (based on NHS guidance)

Now available in: Amharic, Arabic, Tigrinya and Blin (an Eritrean language)

 

Information Resources

  1. Briefing: tailored vaccination outreach to socially excluded groups

Following the Health Secretary’s latest announcement to prioritise those experiencing rough sleeping or homelessness for vaccination alongside priority group 6, Doctors of the World have produced a briefing on tailored outreach COVID-19 vaccination delivery services.

This UK Gov guidance explains the additional steps you should consider to reduce the risk of catching or passing on COVID-19. This guidance applies to those who rent their accommodation, and people who own their accommodation. There is additional guidance for landlords and tenants.

Office for National Statistics have produced Coronavirus and the different effects on men and women in the UK: March 2020 to February 2021

Includes information on physical health, mental health, paid work, unpaid work, home-schooling, and loneliness.

The Yorkshire and Humber Migrant Health Group held a webinar this week to support stakeholders in meeting the health and wellbeing needs of individuals seeking asylum.

The presentations and recordings are available here  

 

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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

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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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

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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Weekly Migrant Information Hub update Feb 2021

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.’

Migrant Info Hub Update Information.

  • This roundup will be sent weekly on Fridays
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