Latest Community Health Updates

North Tyneside community encouraged to continue twice-weekly lateral flow testing

It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated. As COVID-19 is going to be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future,…

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Age UK North Tyneside pilots bereavement notification service

Age UK North Tyneside has joined forces with bereavement service Settld in a landmark agreement which will help to ease end-of-life admin stress for thousands of older people across the…

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Volunteers’ Week: Pigeon Power!

Look up!! A flock of nearly 140 Pigeons* has swooped in to help to protect our communities in North Tyneside by helping to share trusted messages about Covid-19! Our 140…

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Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre launches test site with council’s support

First published by North Tyneside Council on 11 May 2021 A new COVID-19 test site has been set up at the Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre to encourage regular testing for…

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New vaccination support buddy scheme for North Tyneside

VODA has teamed up with local GP Surgeries and North Tyneside Council to offer support to people struggling to take up their vaccine in North Tyneside. There are a number…

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What financial support is available if I need to self isolate?

If you cannot go to work you should find out from your employer whether you are covered by their sick leave or special leave policy. If you cannot get sick…

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Islamic Cultural Centre in Whitley Bay hosts Vaccination Hub

On the 4th of March, The Islamic Cultural Centre in Whitely Bay hosted a one time COVID-19 vaccination hub to encourage vaccine uptake amongst the Muslim community in North Tyneside.…

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Prime Minister sets out roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions

UK Government Press Release 22 February 2021 PM Boris Johnson has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. Government publishes four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across…

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One day vaccination hub at Heaton Mosque

Habib Jiwa, a pharmacist working for TyneHealth in North Tyneside, set up a onetime vaccination clinic at Heaton Mosque to encourage vaccination uptake within his local Muslim community. Habib commented: “Uptake for vaccination…

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North Shields Covid-19 vaccination centre walkthrough

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now and many people who have spent the majority of the last year staying home, or close to home, are…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud Warning

Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting…

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BAMEStream Bereavement Support Service

BAMEStream is an alliance of practitioners, therapists, policy specialists, organisations, activists and academia who specialise in the areas of mental health and wellbeing and who’s core purpose during this COVID-19 pandemic…

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‘Stay at home’ order for millions in UK

The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown from 5 January 2021 and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. PM…

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COVID-19 Translated NHS Guidance

Here is a list of translated resources on COVID-19 NHS Guidance.  1. Doctors of the World have produced Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated NHS  guidance in over 60 languages. Bengali PDF translation…

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Could you be a North Tyneside Digital Champion?

We’re recruiting Digital Champions to work with people who need support to get online by teaching them how to use their digital device, which can help to reduce isolation and…

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