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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Help protect yourselves and others. There is a wealth of information and guidance available online about COVID-19 and the steps we should be taking to protect ourselves and others in these unsettling times. On this page you will find links to key information from organisations such as the NHS, the UK Government and Brent Council.

Coronavirus: advice and guidance

For the most up to date information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) visit the Government's website

To help stop the spread of Covid-19 remember the following guidelines: 

  • Hands – wash your hand regulary
  • Face – wear a face covering
  • Space – make space when meeting people
  • Fresh air – meet in the fresh air

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home until you get the results. And if you havent' already, get the Covid-19 vaccine to help stop the spread of infection. 

COVID vaccination information

Brent Council has put together COVID-19 vaccination information for Brent residents, click here for the latest info. This includes details about where to go to get your jab and information about how to book an appointment. There is also the schedule for the vaccine bus, which is visiting different parts of the borough to offer walk-up appointments. 

Eligible Brent residents are now being offered their booster jab. Note that you mabe be offered a different vaccine to your first/second dose. It may be possible to request the AstraZeneca vaccine for your booster, depending on your circumstances - this is something you would need to discuss with your GP. Most of the pharmacies and walk-ins will be offering Pfizer and Moderna. For more information, including answers to common questions, view the NHS leaflet: COVID-19: Your guide to booster vaccination.

Covid scams

There has been increase of scams and misinformation around the vaccines throughout the pandemic. Make sure you get your information from trusted sources. The NHS have put together a leaflet on what current scams look like and what to do. Covid-Vaccine-Scam-Information

When you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you will be contacted by your GP or the NHS Vaccine service

BBC Asian Network is helping people in the South Asian community to spot potential scams, with advice videos in five South Asian languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Gujarati.

Other Guidance

The NHS guidelines and coronavirus resources have been translated in over 60 languages by Doctors of the World in partnership with the British Red Cross.

Emergency help and support

For Brent residents, Brent Council have put together a list of specialist support including for emergency childcare, domestic abuse, homelessness, or help for individuals with more complex needs. More information on how you can get involved or access help, can be found on their website

Mental wellbeing

The NHS has put together advice to help support your mental wellbeing during this time.

Brent Council has put together a resource of how to support your mental wellbeing during the pandemic
If you are in crisis and need emergency help visit the Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind crisis support page

Your experiences

Healthwatch Brent wants to hear from you about your experiences during the pandemic so we can inform health and social care services in Brent. We will share this information with different organisations to ensure services are responding to the pandemic and taking local views into account.

If you would like to share feedback with us, email info@healthwatchbrent.co.uk or fill in the survey.

This page was last updated on 09 November 2021.