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Covid-19 Variant of Concern in Nuneaton

EQuIP is working with Warwickshire County Council, Nuneaton & Bedworth Council and Public Health to offer advice and support to local communities and residents in Nuneaton concerning the latest Covid-19 variant.

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BME Cross Party MPs in video supporting taking the Covid Vaccination

A new video has been added to Twitter, from BME MPs from all parties, on the importance of taking the Covid Vaccination. View it here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1354758221932744705

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Guidance on celebrating Ramadan safely

Warwickshire County Council, EQuIP and Warwickshire Police would like to wish the Muslim community of Warwickshire a Ramadan Mubarak. An open letter has been produced to all organised congregational worship during Ramadan.

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Video on Vaccination myths

New video from ITV News on the myths around vaccination and why BME communities should take it when called .

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Community Transport - Helping you get to your vaccination appointment

If you have no means to attend your vaccination appointment and no one who can take you, transport may be available from NHS responders or Warwickshire volunteers.

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COVID-19 vaccination: Guidance for women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Information has been produced on the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination, for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Covid 19 vaccination: What to expect after your first vaccination

The Government have produced information on what happens after your first vaccination, a reminder to go for the second injection and what to do if any side effects.

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COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults

Information has been produced for eligible older adults on the COVID-19 vaccination. The leaflets explain about the COVID-19 vaccination, who is eligible and who needs to have the vaccine to protect them from coronavirus.

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COVID-19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait

The Government has produced information about why you have to wait for your Covid 19 vaccine, in English and various languages such as Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Turkish, Polish, Punjabi and Romanian. The full list can be found below: https://www.gov.

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Tips for Hospital Admission

Tips for Hospital Admission from the MCB Muslim Council for Britain. Sadly Covid-19 hospital admissions are continuing to rise. If this happens for a family member, then the tips from our friends at the MCB are really worth following. Please Stay Safe and take extra care.

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How Covid safe you are and handy tips

Try this interactive quiz to measure how Covid safe you are. Germ Defence produce the information in various languages with an overview of how to reduce transmission risk and the impact of COVID-19 if you get it. https://www.germdefence.org/index.html

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NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace App in different languages

The new NHS Covid-19 App was launched on 24 September. It uses your Smartphone to help trace where cases of Covid-19 have been found, whether your postcode is in a low or higher risk area and how to get tested. Handy guides in different languages are also available 

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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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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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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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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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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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Helping children cope with stress during the COVID 19 outbreak

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