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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For media enquiries please contact:

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

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

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

These audio to be shared on WhatsApp

For Arabic audio message click here

For Farsi audio message click here

For Spanish audio message click here

For Turkish audio message click here

For Kurdish Sorani audio message click here

For Albanian audio message click here

For Urdu audio message click here

For Tigrigna audio message click here

For Somali audio message click here

For Mandarin audio message click here

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

Abed.Moubayed@kirklees.gov.uk

COVID-19: migrant health guide

the below information can be found on

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

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

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

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

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

Accessing COVID-19 vaccination without an NHS number

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 translated advice and guidance

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

The following resources are also available in various languages:

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

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

COVID-19 general advice and guidance

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

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

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

Overseas travel advice during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

NaTHNaC also provides up to date overseas travel health information.

Vitamin D

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

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

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

#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)