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.

Migrant Info Hub Update Information.

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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
  • Please feel free to share this information with your networks – new subscribers can sign up here

If you wish to unsubscribe please let us know at admin@migrationyorkshire.org.uk

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
  • Please feel free to share this information with your networks – new subscribers can sign up here

If you wish to unsubscribe please let us know at admin@migrationyorkshire.org.uk

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
  • 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
  • Please feel free to share this information with your networks – new subscribers can sign up here

If you wish to unsubscribe please let us know at admin@migrationyorkshire.org.uk