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Important update about Migrant Voice work

Important update about Migrant Voice work

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 Migrant Voice - Important update about Migrant Voice work

Due to growing concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic, Migrant Voice staff are working remotely from Monday 16 March. Our offices are closed and we will not be holding any face-to-face events, trainings or meetings until further notice.

If you have a meeting scheduled with any of our staff or you are signed up to a training session, we will be in touch with you soon. We are currently exploring different ways that we can continue working with you – whether by phone, Skype or using other online tools – and we’ll pass on this information as we go.

We have taken this decision as we believe it is the best way to protect the health of our members and staff – and that of the wider community.

However, Migrant Voice is still active and we will do our very best to deliver online training and workshops to you over the next weeks. Our campaigns and communications work will continue too, just in different ways.

And please don’t stop getting in touch with us – you can still reach us via our usual email addresses and phone numbers. See here for details:

http://www.migrantvoice.org/contact

We would also urge you to read the latest advice from the NHS about protecting yourself and others from the virus:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The current advice (as of 16 March) is to stay at home for 7 days if you have a high temperature or a new and continuous cough. For everyone else, try to avoid too much contact with other people and wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.

If you are worried about your symptoms, use this online NHS app:

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

The organisation Doctors of the World has produced guidance in 15 different languages (with more to be added soon). Please share this with anyone you know who needs information in their native language:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=193qQN9l04Dvf0N9L5zeWTiXK_DRbrAxg

Finally, we are aware that some migrants are particularly concerned about the virus due to their circumstances, e.g. being ineligible for free healthcare or living in asylum accommodation where it’s difficult to self-isolate.

If you have a particular problem or concern, please let us know. We will do what we can to support you and we will also consider issuing calls to the Government to take action on issues if we know there are a lot of migrants affected.

Do look after yourselves and remember, Migrant Voice is still here and very active!