UK Government COVID-19 Advice

New COVID restrictions – Omicron

The UK government have introduced new COVID restrictions after the Omicron variant was identified.

  • Face coverings must be worn in indoor spaces and public transport
  • People must work from home if they can
  • All international arrivals to take a Day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative test

Current COVID restrictions

Most COVID restrictions have now been lifted in England. Head here to read the government latest rules and advice:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

COVID-19 Vaccination

A vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19.

Book your free COVID-19 vaccination or Booster here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/

The vaccination will protect you from COVID-19, by making you less likely to catch it or pass it on. It will also protect you, so you are less likely to get seriously ill from COVID-19.

You do not need an NHS number or GP registration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

If you need help booking your COVID-19 vaccination, please call us and we can help.

Read the NHS information about the COVID-19 Vaccination here: https://www.berkshirewestccg.nhs.uk/patient-information/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

Healthcare Rights for Migrants and Refugees

Read the latest government advice for COVID-19 here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

COVID-19 Symptoms

Common COVID-19 symptoms:
– High temperature
– New, continuous cough
– Loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Visit the UK Government website to see the full list of symptoms here: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you need to book a free test and self-isolate.
Book a Coronavirus test here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

How Council Services Have Been Affected

In response to the Government’s guidance on the social distancing measures needed to slow the spread of the virus, Reading, West Berks and Wokingham Borough Councils have made changes to many services with most civic offices closing to the public.

Reading Borough Council: https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus
West Berkshire Council: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-residents
Wokingham Council: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/health/public-health-campaigns/how-coronavi…

Translated COVID-19 Information

Please use the links below to find COVID-19 advice and information translated into a range of languages:

How to avoid catching or spreading Coronavirus

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

For further information, visit the UK Government website here:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus Guidance Translations for Refugees & People Seeking Asylum

Medicins Du Monde have translated the latest NHS Coronavirus Guidance into 40+ languages here:
https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/

We will continue to update this page as the situation changes.

Thank you for you understanding and co-operation. Please stay calm, stay safe and think of others.

Reading Refugee Support Group

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