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More Test and Trace community videos

Community videos explaining how the new Test and Trace will operate in Warwickshire to keep everyone safe from any local Covid-19 outbreaks have been collected by EQuIP. These are by Jasbir Singh Sekhon and Sheila Parmar in Punjabi and Naina Kazmi, Zeb Shaheen and Qaiser Mehmood explain in Urdu.

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Test and Trace Community videos

Community videos explaining how the new Test and Trace will operate in Warwickshire to keep everyone safe from any local Covid-19 outbreaks have been collected  by EQuIP. The first is from Sheela Hammond and the New Bilton Community Association, followed by Mahmoud Wehbeh in Arabic, Kailash Mistry in Gujarati, Om Gurung in Nepali and Anna Banas-Pas in Polish. 

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Equality Needs Survey - 2020

As the situation with coronavirus evolved, EQuIP launched this survey online to ensure that services and support across all sectors, continue to meet equality needs.

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Translated Guides to Reopening Places of Worship

Translated versions of the UK Government Guidance to safely reopen places of worship with Covid 19 precautions in place have been published. They are available now in English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali and Urdu. https://www.gov.

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Covid 19 cases in Warwickshire levelling off

Covid 19 cases in Warwickshire are levelling off and the picture is encouraging. But we still need to be vigilant, wash hands regularly, socially distance and wear face masks or coverings if we can't.  Dr Shade Agboola, the Warwickshire Director of Public Health updates us here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI7-_B-VyAk&feature=youtu.be

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Shielding Advice in different languages

On 22 June 2020, the UK Government issued updated advice for people who had been notified that they should be shielding during the Coronavirus pandemic. As of 6 July and 1 August, that advice is changing. Now details are available in different languages and in Large Print.

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End of Life and Guide to Funerals during Covid 19

During the Covid 19 pandemic, funerals have been particularly affected by the restrictions. Even though we are now in a period of Stay Alert and some restrictions are being gradually lifted, the need for social gatherings and funerals to be specifically restricted continue.

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Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak! As we celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, EQuIP and its partners have written a short Guide to staying safe during Eid this year in Warwickshire. It includes the strong advice to celebrate Eid at home or virtually as Mosques remain closed.

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Staying well when social distancing

Staying well when social distancing is tough. So the Royal College of Occupational Therapists have compiled a short list of tips 

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Celebrating Ramadan during the COVID-19 outbreak

EQuIP has worked with key partners in Warwickshire (including faith leaders, Warwickshire Mosques and Masjids, Warwickshire Public Health, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Warwickshire, Warwickshire Police and national faith bodies) to compile information to help Muslim residents in Warwickshire...

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Easy Read advice on Covid 19 for May 2020

Our friends at Keep Safe have designed a number of resources to help make sense of the most recent Covid 19 guidance. In England the advice is summarised here for May and into June in an easy read format;

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You Are Not Alone - EQuIP supports the Home Office on domestic violence

EQuIP is supporting the Home Office campaign #YouAreNotAlone

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Advice for families and Autism

We know this is a particularly scary time for families and people with autism. Our colleagues at the National Autistic Society have a number of tips and advice on their website here: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/tips.aspx

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Covid 19 advice in British Sign Language

EQuIP is supporting British hearing charities in their petition to the UK parliament to ensure all Covid19 daily briefings are BSL signed. 

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Stay Safe and avoid these scams

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Support for carers

During the last few weeks EQuIP and the Equality Network have identified a number of issues relating to informal carers who are caring for older and more vulnerable people. In response we have developed a number of useful tools to help and support carers through this difficult time.

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Mental Health support

It’s okay to feel worried at this uncertain time, remember you are not alone.For mental health tips and support still available to you, click here: https://bit.ly/3bD57iYWarwickshire is here for you.

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Stay at Home, Save Lives in a range of languages

Stay at Home, Save Lives is the key messages in English, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian and Urdu

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EQuIP support during the COVID 19 outbreak

If you or anyone you know is experiencing any equality issues due to the current situation, please contact EQuIP on 07377 431997, email advice@equipequality.org.uk or report through http://www.equipequality.org.uk/take-action for support.

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COVID 19 Health Advice in 43 languages

Doctors of the World are really pleased to be able to share with you the Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for patients in 43 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice: English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese...

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Be kind when shopping

We know its frustrating when shopping but please respect staff and other customers and use these reminders. Please be safe and be kind!

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Coping with stress during Covid 19 outbreak

Here at EQuIP we are looking at ways to think about how we will live our lives differently over the next few weeks. It is normal to feel anxious and to be unsure of what to do. Taking care of our mental health is very important.

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Advice on rights at work and benefits during pregnancy and maternity

Our friends at Maternity Action have looked at frequently asked questions on rights at work and benefits during pregnancy and maternity particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Advice from Warwickshire Public Health for religious organisations

Public Health Warwickshire issued urgent advice to all religious organisations in Warwickshire on 16 March 2020 when we moved to a more active phase in the battle to contain the virus nationally.

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Helping children cope with stress during the COVID 19 outbreak

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