CIC Bulletin 38 week beginning 11th October:

Click Here to download the latest Covid Information Champions Update Issue 38 (w/b 11th October)

For Previous Issues of CIC Updates Click Here



Pregnancy & having the vaccine – click on the links

Covid1-19 vaccines are strongly recommended in pregnancy as the best way to protect against the known risks of Covid-19 for both mothers and babies. Plus, vaccinated mothers who breastfeed can pass on protective antibodies to their babies.

A range of resources featuring local maternity staff, mums and babies are now available online including; a New Video and a Leaflet. The leaflet will be printed and distributed at ante-natal clinics and the video will be widely shared on social media and through local networks. The new website page Click Here features more information for people who want to find out more about the vaccine.

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COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Autumn and Winter Plan 2021’ setting out plans for autumn and winter 2021/22 in England. Click Here

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Cabinet Office COVID-19 Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit Click Here

The Week beginning 4th October Key messages were:

  • A new mental health campaign, Every Mind Matters, can help people look after their wellbeing. World Mental Health Day takes place this Sunday, 10 October.

  • International travel rules have changed to a simpler system.

  • Ventilation is a key way to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Please get in touch with the Cabinet Office if you need more information, with questions or comments, via

cv19-externalaffairs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk



For Hertfordshire NHS COVID vaccination webpage Click Here

CIC Updates – CDA Herts sends out the Updates regularly to our Rural Covid-19 Information Champions (CICs). The Updates contain new information sent to us from Hertfordshire County Council Public Health Dept.

The information mainly gives advice and guidance on:

  • Staying Safe. Stopping the spread of infection. The Vaccination Programme. Rapid testing. What to do if you have symptoms

  • General Health & Wellbeing information and resources

  • How to get assistance through Herts Help Click Here

  • There are also more links to other sources of important information below



Click on the links below for this week’s Walk In Vaccination Clinic Resources

Click Here (Powerpoint download)

For Information on Vaccinations In Your Area Click Here

For the Viewpoint Men’s Community Health Support Health PPT Click Here



Anti Vax & Anti Mask Fly Posting – Potential Harm Warning

Click Here for a powerpoint detailing the recent emergence nationally of Anti Vaccination & Anti Mask Fly Posting campaign containing razor blades.

The slides also give details of the correct people to contact within each Local Authority in Herts in order to get such materials and potentially harmful posters removed safely.



Latest NHS Guidance Posters for displaying in public buildings, work places and other areas – right click on the images to save or copy.

           

           



Rapid & Home Testing Posters

For Walk-Ins Guidance Poster Click Here

For videos which give advice in 5 different south Asian languages about Covid and pregnancy Click Here

To book a guaranteed vaccination appointment with the National Booking Service Click Here or ring 119

For a Govt checklist to help and protect you from false information online Click Here

For a short video from a young Herts Resident about Needle Phobia Click Here

For more resources about anxiety and needle phobia Click Here

HCC has launched a Residents’ Covid related feedback survey Click Here

For details of infection rates on the HCC website Click Here

To visit Hertfordshire’s NHS COVID vaccination webpage Click Here

For Covid Vaccination Walk-In Clinic times Click Here

To book or manage your Covid Vaccination Click Here

To get a free PCR Test to check if you have the Coronavirus Click Here

For Rapid Test information Click Here

To help put people’s minds at ease about the vaccine in relation to fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding, a panel of experts got together to answer questions from the public. The video is being shared via social media and can be viewed by Clicking Here



For Posters with key Covid Health Information in the following languages:

1. Arabic Click Here

2. Urdu Click Here

3. Polish Click Here

4. Italian Click Here

5. Turkish Click Here

6. Romanian Click Here

7. Portuguese Click Here

For the ‘Keep Playing Your Part supporting local businesses’ Campaign Posters Click Here

Click Here for the Rapid Test Selfie Campaign sheet

Click Here for the HCC What Will You Be Doing Campaign Leaflet #WWYBD


Resources

Hate Crime

Hate crime reporting – Hate crimes include assaults, threats or acts of vandalism, or any other crime committed against someone because of their disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation and the impact can be devastating.

You can report hate crime online Click Here or speak to a Force operator via the online web chat Click Here You can call the non-emergency number 101 or in an emergency dial 999. You can also report at True Vision a national Police funded website Click Here

Gypsy Roma, Travellers and Showpeople

New COVID-19 video specially made by a Romany journalist for the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showmen community by film maker @bowers_jake to raise awareness among the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showpeople community about #Covid19, talking about the impact of the virus, and asking safety and religious questions about the vaccine. Please share widely youtube.com/watch?v=D4-S7x…

Click Here for AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine Public Health England Guidance

Vaccination Programme – There is information available about the vaccination programme, including resources for adults with learning disabilities and resources in different languages and formats Click Here

Videos have been created by some of Hertfordshire’s Covid Information Champions in different languages about the coronavirus vaccine Click Here

Arabic leaflet and video links

  • ‘What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination’ leaflet in Arabic Click Here 

  • COVID-19 vaccine information video in Arabic Click Here 

Urdu leaflet and video links

  • ‘What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination’ leaflet in Urdu Click Here

  • COVID-19 vaccine information video in Urdu Click Here

BBC Asian Network: Click Here

BAME: Hertfordshire and West Essex Health and Care Academy Click Here


HCPA Hertfordshire Care Providers Association: Click Here

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