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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 translated advice and guidance

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

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

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

UK. Gov have updated their face covering guidance to reflect current restrictions and to explain when to wear a face covering, exemptions from wearing one, and how to make your own face covering. There are also links to printable exemption cards.

Please see guidance documents below, in English and other language translations:

English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Urdu

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

Updated – Arabic, Farsi, Spanish and Turkish audio vaccine confidence messages. 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 click here

For Farsi audio click here

For Spanish audio click here

For Turkish audio 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

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

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

We will update this blog post with more messages ……

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 vaccine animations launched to help tackle disinformation – April 2021

COVID-19 vaccine animations launched to help tackle disinformation

NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched a series of animations aimed at tackling disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. Aimed specifically at encouraging uptake in ethnic minority groups, the animations are available in 17 different languages and are suitable for use on a wide range of social media platforms. They cover key topics including vaccine safety, how it was tested, how it was developed so quickly, what is in it, and what the side effects are. Original files can be downloaded from the campaign resource centre in the form of short clips and also a longer video, and the English versions are also available on YouTube.

The ROADMAP Out of Lockdown – translated information.

Click below for English and other language translations.

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)