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.
From 15 June, everyone should be wearing face coverings whilst using public transport. However there are some circumstances when this just isn't possible, for example when someone has a disability or lip reads.
Copies are available to download from our resources page here: www.equipequality.org.
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.
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.
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...
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;
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
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.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing any equality issues due to the current situation, please contact EQuIP on 07377 431997, email email@example.com or report through http://www.equipequality.org.uk/take-action for support.
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...
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.