The government will start to lift Covid-19 restrictions in England with a four-step roadmap to provide a route back to a more normal life. The Covid-19 Roadmap for England: Step 1 from 8 March 2021. Find out more here
Over 100,000 people in Manchester now had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Thanks to the amazing work of our NHS teams and the thousands of volunteers across the city, more than 100,000 people registered at GP practices in Manchester have now received their first dose of the Covid vaccine. More information about vaccination
How the Covid-19 vaccines work?
If you have any concerns or want to know how the Covid-19 vaccines work, these short videos will explain how:
Astra Zeneca Vaccine Video
Pfizer Vaccine Video
South Asian Heritage Month presents: Recording about Covid-19 vaccines - Ask the experts event
A Recording about Covid-19 vaccines – an ‘Ask the experts event’ – which includes Dr Manisha Kumar, Medical Director, at MHCC on the experts panel.
South Asian Heritage Month Presents: Covid-19 Vaccines – Ask The Experts YouTube video
Manchester’s surge testing – what you need to know webinar
Surge testing for new variants of Covid-19 has come to parts of Manchester. This webinar gave an opportunity for the local community to hear the latest news about the programme – why it’s been introduced, how it’s progressing and what the local community can do to promote uptake. David Regan, Director of Public Health for Manchester gave an overview and answered questions on this important work for the city.
This event was co-hosted by Macc, CAHN, Europia and the Manchester BME Network
NHS Test and Trace Community Leaders webinar
3 March, 4pm - 5.30pm, Online
The free webinar will give you direct access to the NHS Test and Trace and DHSC Vaccines teams to gain up-to-the-minute information on how your communities can access testing, tracing, vaccines and other Covid-19 protection and support services.
You can also hear from charities such as the British Red Cross and the Literacy Trust about how voluntary sector organisations are bringing people together to protect themselves, their families and friends, and their communities against the impacts of Covid-19.
The webinar will help you stay up-to-date with the evolving situation; deepen your knowledge about NHS Test and Trace and the vaccines programme; and support your ongoing efforts to help protect people in your communities.
Places are limited. Register here
Covid vaccination and Ramadan
The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) have produced an FAQ for Muslim communities regarding fasting and Covid-19 vaccinations. They have also produced a graphic you can share on social media, which shares the key message that taking the Covid-19 vaccination does not invalidate the fast during Ramadan.
CAHN Covid-19 Vaccines Report
This report has been produced following CAHN’s special Health Hour information session on 16 January that focused on the Covid-19 vaccines with a panel of Black GPs and senior consultants who shared their experiences, and personal reasons for taking the Covid-19 vaccines and what would encourage Caribbean and African people to take the vaccine when offered. The event was attended by CAHN’s Patron, the Very Reverend Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester and Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Vaccines Deployment.
The report highlights the disparities faced and the basis upon which many Black people will engage and make decisions about which path to choose for their own health. 40% of the 220 respondents to the post-event evaluation (within a week) said they would receive the Covid-19 vaccines based on the information they have received during the Health Hour session.
Read the report here
On our website you can find a range of resources and support aimed at local charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises on issues relating to Covid-19, view our website resources here
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