Welcoming refugees during Covid-19

By 24th March 2020 June 29th, 2020 Updates

Click here to access our free, online training during Covid19.

Click here to find out more about our online groups for refugees

Many refugees and asylum seekers in the UK have small local networks and may be feeling more isolated and afraid during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are committed to equipping your church to continue to serve refugees and asylum seekers during this time.

Below are the resources we have designed specifically for use during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please use freely and share widely.

This page will be updated regularly with new material. If you have trouble accessing these resources please email info@welcomechurches.org.

“Thinking of you” message

A short message you can send to refugees and asylum seekers you know, letting them know that your church is thinking of them during Covid-19.

Coronavirus connection cards

How to use:

  1. Fill in the blue box with your contact details (use the English card to know what information to put in each box)
  2. Post through the door of the refugees that you know or send as a picture message
  3. They then fill in their information in the yellow box and send a photo back to you

Available in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Bengali.

Other helpful websites (not affiliated to Welcome Churches)

Doctors of the World: Latest NHS guidelines translated into 32 languages
https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/news/coronavirus-information/

Stay at home guidance in many languages
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Social distancing advice in many languages
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Right to Remain: changes to the UK asylum process during Covid-19
https://righttoremain.org.uk/changes-to-the-asylum-process-due-to-covid-19/

Refugee Council: Changes to Asylum & Resettlement policy and practice in response to Covid-19
https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/latest/news/changes-to-home-office-asylum-resettlement-policy-and-practice-in-response-to-covid-19/

No Recourse to Public Funds Network: Coronivrus factsheet
http://www.nrpfnetwork.org.uk/Documents/coronavirus-factsheet.pdf

Last updated on 29th June 2020

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