Covid-19 Support

Practical Advice & Guidance

Click here for useful advice from NHS England on staying safe whilst isolating at home

The following general guidelines should always best kept in mind to protect ourselves by following good hygiene practices:

  1. Wash hands frequently with soap/water (for at least 20 seconds) or hand sanitiser gel 
  2. Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  3. Catch coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
  4. Throw away used tissues (then wash hands)
  5. If you don’t have a tissue, use your sleeve
  6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed/uncleaned hands
  7. Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Much of this advice, and an emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene is in line with Islamic tradition

Abu Malik Al-Ash`ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Purity is half of iman (faith).“ [Muslim]

COVID19 hospital admissions are currently very high across the UK, however, relatives are not able to enter with the sick patient in most NHS hospitals. See this guide for practical tips to consider should you loves ones require urgent medical attention.

 

As widely reported in the press, the UK will begin a mass vaccination programme with the MHRA-approved Pfizer COVID19 vaccine from 8 December 2020.

The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has produced the following summary and detailed position paper, which is supported by the Muslim Council of Britain.

BIMA-Oxford-AZ-Vaccine-Detailed-Position-Statement

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As widely reported in the press, the UK will begin a mass vaccination programme with the MHRA-approved Pfizer COVID19 vaccine from 8 December 2020.

The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has produced the following summary and detailed position paper, which is supported by the Muslim Council of Britain.

The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has produced this graphic outlining what the new COVID19 strain which is up to 70% more transmissible practically means.

 

Scams and fraud

Click here for advice /guidance from the Metropolitan Police on how to spot COVID-19-related scams and fraudulent activity.

Local Services

Visit our Financial Support page for all available options to Waltham Forest residents and Nationwide.

Government Services

Various Government support packages have been announce since March. For more information, visit the Dedicated Government Business Support website at www.businesssupport.gov.uk

Click here to find out more support for voluntary community and social enterprises including:

  • Coronavirus Community Support Fund
  • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund
  • Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund
  • National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal
  • Resilience and Recovery Loan Scheme
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Coronavirus Business Loan Interruption Scheme
  • Deferral of the next quarter VAT payments
  • Kickstart Scheme
  • Business rate relief/exemption
  • Gift Aid

Government Hotline Phone Numbers:

  • Business support & ventilators: 0300 456 3565
  • HMRC: 0800 015 9559
  • Universal Credit: 0800 328 5644
  • School Closures: 0800 046 8687
  • NHS: Only call 111 if you cannot get help online at 111.nhs.uk

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