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Last Updated 13:00pm, 1 April 2021


Introduction

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Vaccine awareness for Black, Asian, minority ethnic and faith groups in Devon

There are concerns that Black, Asian and minority ethnic people and people of certain faiths are less likely to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.

We are looking to raise awareness around the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and the benefits of having it, to ensure that people from Black, Asian, minority ethnic and faith communities are safe and protected against the virus.

Ethnic minorities celebrities call out vaccine misinformation

Celebrities unite to dispel vaccine myths

The rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and deaths among minority ethnic communities has been disproportionately higher compared with the white British population.

But the results of a recent poll commissioned by the Royal Society of Public Health suggested people in these communities are less likely to have the COVID-19 vaccine, raising concerns they are being targeted with misleading information.

So a group of celebrities, including actors Adil Ray and Meera Syal, cricketeer Moeen Ali, comedian Romesh Ranganathan, politician Sadiq Khan and presenter Konnie Huq have released a video appealing to black, Asian and ethnic minority communities in the UK to help address hesitancy around the COVID-19 vaccine.

It’s aimed at dispelling vaccination myths for those from ethnic minority communities and urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You can watch it on You Tube.

Local BAME C0VID-19 counselling service

Ubuntu Counselling Services provide a specially targeted service for BAME communities in Devon using BAME counsellors. To access the service call 01392 201572 or email the Services. Further information is available on their website.

COVID-19: pre-existing health conditions and ethnicity.

Report assessing whether the inequalities in diagnosis and death from COVID-19 between ethnic groups can be explained by pre-existing health conditions.

Coronavirus and ethnicity: a summary of what we know

Article bringing together previously released analysis from ONS about how people in society are affected by Coronavirus by ethnicity.

Guidance on mitigation of risks in occupational settings with a focus on ethnic minority groups

View the Consensus statement from Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain

Office for National Statistics released indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on disabled people in Great Britain.

DCC diversity guidance for end of life

DCC has produced guidance how to deal with end of life rituals for residents from diverse backgrounds.

This guide is for Care/Nursing Homes and other establishments who may be in care of a person who is dying or has recently died. It takes into account the challenges and concerns posed by the coronavirus pandemic and offers guidance on how to provide people with a caring, respectful and sensitive experience as they approach the end of their life.

Easy-read guidance for households with possible infection

Stay at home: what to do if you or someone you share your home with has coronavirus symptoms.

Accessible resources to help you communicate about COVID-19


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