Latest Coronavius Information

Overview

This weekly pack has been produced for community engagement partners to share key messages over the to help people protect themselves against COVID-19.

The pack includes:

  • A review of current data and intelligence to inform the key focus for communications and community engagement.
  • News release: Businesses urged to review risk assessments
  • Communications resources: shareable content e.g. social media messages, news articles and newsletter content

Community engagement partners are encouraged to use and adapt the contents of this pack across your communication channels to your audiences. This will ensure important messages can reach or be amplified to as many local groups and individuals as possible. To ensure a coordinated flow of information, to enable the recording of reach, and early identification of any issues, feedback is welcomed. Partners can email michellegravatt@warwickshire.gov.uk or make a report at the engagement meeting to advise what action has been taken, the groups reached, how well the information been received, or to make requests or suggestions for alternate formats or messaging.

Local COVID-19 dashboard

For the latest COVID-19 positive cases across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire, click here. You can also view data by each district and borough.

In focus

  • Mental health information and services – separate pack attached to email
  • NHS vaccine update and links to materials
  • Stay at home guidance
  • Guidance on testing
  • Self-isolation and support available
Communications Resources
NHS vaccine 

Update on the current position – sent on 25th January

To date 20 local vaccination centres have opened and official figures released week show that 64,000 vaccinations have been delivered in seven weeks.  Today (25th January) will see the opening to patients of the Large Vaccination Centre at Stoneleigh NAEC. Patients who are 70 and over will be invited to this site, please note that this is an option, like the offer to have a vaccination at Millennium Point in Birmingham – this is a choice and people can wait to be called for a vaccination more locally.

Our roving teams have now vaccinated care home residents and their efforts will now turn to vaccinating patients who are housebound. These patients will be contacted by their GP surgery or by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.

Hospital Hubs at University Hospital, Coventry, George Eliot Hospital and Warwick Hospital are continuing at pace to vaccine their staff as well as health and social care from throughout Coventry and Warwickshire.

Finally, as stakeholders you have an important role to play in helping this the vaccination programme, please encourage people not to attend or to contact a vaccination centre without an invitation. Our teams are working hard to deliver the biggest vaccination programme in history, and your help and support will be invaluable especially as it gathers pace.

Vaccine Information Leaflets
Materials available in alternative formats
COVID-19 vaccination guides for older adults are available in a range of languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Turkish.
Please click here to view them
And below is an easy read guide to the vaccine, produced by Mencap.
Here is an easy read guide
Below is a British Islamic Medical Association video.

Please click on the Twitter link below.

Twitter
Please click on the link below for a full list of leaflets available about the COVID-19 vaccine
Full list of leaflets available about the COVID-19 vaccine
Trouble accessing NHS number for vaccine bookings
There is a new Find your NHS number service available on the NHS website, which can help people when booking their vaccine, if they do not know their NHS number.
It requires users to enter their name, DOB and Post Code to receive a copy of their NHS number, the number is then sent by text.
Click here to find your NHS number
Topic – Lockdown – stay at home

We must only leave home for essential reason. If you do go out for an essential reason, it’s important to remember

  • To regularly wash or sanitise your hands
  • Cover your face
  • Stay at least 2 metres apart from other

If you have any COVID19 symptoms, then you must self-isolate and only leave to get a test. Book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119

This is available on Facebook.

Topic – Lockdown – stay at home

We all must stay at home, unless for essential reasons.

Bending the rules can spread the virus and ultimately cost lives.

#StayHome #StaySafe #SaveLives

This is available on Facebook and Twitter.

Topic – Lockdown – stay at home

The new variant of COVID-19 spreads very fast.

Stay safe at home and help to save lives.

You must only leave the house for essential reasons.

#StayHome #StaySafe #SaveLives

This is available on Facebook and Twitter.
Topic – Lockdown – stay at home – 1 in 3

Around one in three people with #COVID19 don’t have symptoms but can still pass it on. #StayHome https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

This is available on Facebook and Twitter.

Topic – Symptoms and testing

You MUST self-isolate and book a test immediately if you have any symptoms of #COVID19

  • High temperate
  • New, continuous cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

To book a test visit gov.uk/coronavirus or call 119

This is available on Facebook and Twitter.
Topic – Symptoms, testing and isolation

Anyone can get #COVID19 and anyone can spread it. If you are displaying these symptoms
  • High temperature or
  • New, continuous cough or
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
You must self-isolate immediately and get a test nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119
This is available on Facebook.
Topic – When to isolate

You must self-isolate immediately if you:

  • Have any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Have received a positive test
  • Have been identified as a close contact of a positive case

You must self-isolate and stay at home for the full 10 day isolation period.

For more advice visit gov.uk/coronavirus

This is available on Facebook.

Topic – Isolation – close contact

If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 then you need to isolate for 10 full days even if you feel well.

If you get symptoms during isolation then you must book a test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119. A positive result means that your 10-day isolation period must start again from the first day of your symptoms.

This is available on Facebook.
Topic – Isolation Support

District and Borough Councils in Warwickshire can provide Self Isolation Payments to some residents who are self-isolating because of Coronavirus and need financial assistance. If this affects you, contact your local council to find out more
This is available on Facebook.
Please click here for Isolation Support information
Topic – Isolation – support

If you are struggling to feed your family or make ends meet as a result of the pandemic there is help for you, go to https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/facinghardship or call 0800 408 1448

This is available on Facebook and Twitter.

Topic – Isolation Support

Are you isolated without support from family, friends or neighbours? We will do our best to help you get the support you need at this time. For more information go to warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusvulnerable or call 0800 408 1447

This is available on Facebook and Twitter.

Topic – CEV

Anyone clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 is strongly advised not to attend a place of work and to work from home if possible. Please speak to your employer and do not put yourself at risk. For information and support to stay at home go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusvulnerable or call 0800 408 1447.

This is available on Facebook.

Topic – CEV

Are you clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19? Please follow Government shielding guidance and stay at home as much as possible to stay safe. If you are isolated without support please call 0800 408 1447 or go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusvulnerable

This is available on Facebook and Twitter.

Topic – Stay safe – face covering

Do you know when and how to wear a face covering?

  • Wash your hands before and after using a face covering
  • Place the covering over your mouth and nose
  • Remove face coverings from your ears, do not touch the front
  • Wash your face covering regularly

More information bit.ly/FC_WhereToWear

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