Doctors of the World
Further to recent changes in the Government and NHS official guidance on COVID-19, Doctors of the World UK have been updating its translated guidance in 60 languages. The updated version includes changes in social distancing rules and the new symptom of coronavirus (see attached for contents). Please note the guidance is valid across the UK.
You can find these resources on https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/ Please check the list of languages on the website to see if the language has been updated, but all languages will be ready in a couple of days. Audio/video recordings and animated messages for migrants in different languages will be ready soon.
Please see below some other useful translated advice and guidance:
- Public Health England has translated the message that COVID-19 testing and treatment is free of charge, irrespective of immigration status in 40 languages (including English). Please visit the PHE Migrant Health Guide under sub-heading ‘Translated advice and guidance for the public’ to access the full set of languages. These translations are based on the simplified message in English available on the NHS website.
- In order to prevent people losing contact with loved ones during COVID 19, British Red Cross have produced some tips for staying connected and an Emergency Contact Card where people can write the name of the person they would wish to be contacted should they become seriously ill. This may be next of kin, a family member or friend. The Emergency Contact Card is to be completed in English so that emergency services can easily contact the person’s designated person. The accompanying language guides explain this and tips for people not confident in speaking/writing English.
The prevention messages and Emergency Contact Cards can be downloaded at redcross.org.uk/trace, or people can make their own with paper and pen at home. Currently, there are 11 languages available, with a further 11 in progress.
- Very useful infographics about coronavirus symptoms and MythBusters in different languages are available.
Thank you for sharing these resources and reaching out the communities at this uncertain time.
Doctors of the World UK
The UK Government have translated the guidance for self-isolation and social distancing into the following languages:
Arabic, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Polish & Welsh. Please find links below:
PHE Communication COVID -19
Includes: Registration of patients, including those with no fixed address, asylum seekers and refugees
Practices should continue to register new patients, including those with no fixed address, asylum seekers and refugees. Practices should agree how they can most effectively connect and support locations that are accommodating people who are homeless. More detailed guidance on registering patients is being developed. We would like to remind GP practices that the absence of photo identification or a fixed address is not a reason to refuse a patient registration. Homeless patients should be registered either at a c/o address where one is available (eg a shelter/ support service) or the GP practice address. We can assure practices using the GP practice address as a c/o does not place responsibility on the practice to repatriate correspondence (eg hospital letters). Homeless patients should be encouraged to keep in contact with the practice at regular intervals where they have ongoing health and care (primary and secondary) requirements.
All COVID homeless health enquiries please email email@example.com
Please find below translated resources from PHE, in collaboration with NHSE/I, which include social media statics, posters and audio files:
The translations are in Polish, Russian, Punjab, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Romanian and International Romany. The PM Letter and ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign is also translated into Somali
This document contains various translated COVID-19 Resources from PHE, NHSE, Citizens Advice Bureau, Migrant Help and many other organisations
Please find below a link to the Covid-19 page of the South East Strategic Partnership for Migration website which has been recently updated to take into account new guidance and resources:
Please find attached the Strategic Migration Partnership Asylum Factsheet
Please find attached information from the Chartered Institute of Housing relating to housing and benefits for migrants.
The attached document contains information from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, (in Arabic followed by English), it lists various COVID-19 prevention tips for displaced Syrian communities including information on how best to observe religious practices.
Health resources and guidance
This site contains key documents, templates, tools and clinical guidance used in Kent to support the health needs of our unaccompanied asylum-seeking children population. Many of these resources have been developed by subject matter experts and are published on this website for use within Kent and to share our learning across the UK.
Select a group below to find out more: