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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