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Covid-19 health and wellbeing
Vaccinations, testing and shielding
UWE are asking people from the Black Caribbean community in Bristol for their views on Covid vaccinations. Please contact the researcher directly if you'd like to participate.
If you have a smartphone, please download and use the NHS Test and Trace app. It includes contact tracing, venue check-ins, and much more.
Bristol City Council has a range of pop-up information points explaining lateral flow tests and issuing rapid testing kits. Find information online here.
From 1 April 2021, people in England and Wales that were previously advised to shield (to stay at home where possible and take extra precautions to avoid contact, due to health conditions that make them clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus) no longer need to keep shielding. During the pandemic, 3.8 million people in England and 130,000 in Wales were told to shield for their own protection. Shielding measures included not visiting shops or pharmacies, entirely working from home, and not attending school.
Bristol City Council has opened a new testing site in the city at 100 Temple Street, BS1 6AG. They have also upgraded the site shared with South Gloucestershire Council at BAWA Leisure Centre, BS34 7RG from a mobile testing unit to a walk-through local testing site. Further information is available on the Council website.
There are several new videos that challenge false information about coronavirus vaccines. Black and Asian celebrities such as Adil Ray, Meera Syal and Sean Fletcher recorded a video encouraging ethnic minorities to take the vaccine, and dispelling myths around vaccination. The BBC has also published videos explaining why coronavirus vaccines have been approved so quickly, and debunking myths around the contents and purpose of the vaccine.
Personal safety information in community languages
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|COVID-19 social distancing poster - Polish||325.74 KB|
|COVID-19 social distancing poster - Romanian||305.99 KB|
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|Voscur briefing (Local Engagement Board) 25 Sep 2020||850.96 KB|
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|OTR Unlocked Poster.pdf||174.41 KB|