COVID 19 – Prevention and Support to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities – a message from North East Lincolnshire Council

North East Lincolnshire Council is asking for help from the community to ensure that information about COVID-19 reaches all corners of the borough.

The Council has written an open letter to communities across the borough to find out whether the information they are receiving is clear and that they know where to go for support or to get a COVID-19 test.

As part our response to COVID-19, we are committed to ensuring our approach is inclusive of black, Asian and minority ethnic and our Eastern European communities. We know that certain groups can be at greater risk of COVID, for a variety of reasons.  We therefore want to reach out to our various communities to ensure we are doing all we can to fully support them during this time and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

To do this, the Council needs help to understand:

  1. Whether people have the right information about COVID-19 that makes sense to them
  2. Whether people know how and where they can get tested if they develop symptoms, and know what the results mean for them.
  3. Whether people know where they can get help and support if they have to self-isolate.
  4. Any other concerns or questions people may have relating to COVID-19

We have various existing translated material to support and test out some of these queries. Any insights community members are able to provide will flag up any issues we need to focus more on. We would also really welcome people from our communities to work with us to develop appropriate solutions.”

If you are interested in joining a webinar to discuss these important issues, get in touch with the Council. Email communications@nelincs.gov.uk

with your name and contact details and we will be in touch. Please share this message with your networks and colleagues to get them involved.

Thank you for your continued support.