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UPDATED GUIDANCE 21st June 2021 - Click HERE for the governements guidance for Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine starts
You will probably have seen media reports that a second Covid vaccine (from Oxford University/AstraZeneca) has now been authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Roll out of this vaccine started on Monday 4 January 2021, starting with groups in highest priority.
 Roll out of the vaccine will take several months and when it’s the right time for you to have your vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come forward. The NHS are asking people not to contact them to get an appointment as you will not be able to get a vaccine until you are contacted. For more information including details on priority groups visit the government website

The UK Government has released translated guidance for self-isolation and social distancing into the following languages: Arabic, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Polish and Welsh. The links are here:

Doctors of the World have also produced NHS COVID-19 advice for patients in more languages, with further languages being added all the time. Available in Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Farsi.