Many migrants, refugees, and people with insecure immigration status in the UK will be particularly at risk during Coronavirus, due to lack of or restricted access to council services, healthcare, and housing.

JCWI, Migrants Organise, and Medact have put together a short guide for Mutual Aid groups to consider how best to support at risk migrants. Please share this far and wide!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11cKMCy08ebN-lJQsP1jvsTcSfwC6YeE8FYrmAZCoZ1w/mobilebasic

 

Some resources and information from the guide

Docs Not Cops health rights advice

  • Advice from NHS 111, and treatment in a GP surgery or A&E department, are always free
  • There is no charge for examinations or tests to find out if a person has coronavirus.
  • There is no charge for hospital treatment for confirmed coronavirus

For more information, contact docsnotcops@gmail.com and jamesskinnner@medact.org. 

Doctors of the World

  • Free helpline for healthcare advice to people, regardless of immigration status: 0808 1647 686 from 10am to 12 midday, Monday to Friday
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in 45 languages, produced in partnership with the British Red Cross. Download here: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/#

 

Changes to asylum and immigration process during COVID-19

  • Check updates here and here
  •  No Recourse to Public Funds Network have up to date information on changes to NRPF rules during COVID-19 here

 

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