COVID-19 Resources and Guidance

This page contains information on COVID-19 of relevance for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the West Midlands, as well as those working with and supporting them. It is not an exhaustive and up-to-the-minute source of information on COVID-19 and we urge people to check official gov.uk and nhs.uk websites for the latest information. Some information is repeated as it relates to more than one section of the page. If you have questions or comments on this webpage or on COVID-19 insofar as it relates to migration, please contact wmsmp@birmingham.gov.uk.

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Multilingual COVID-19 guidance from Gov.uk & other sources

Coronavirus testing and treatment: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-entitlements-migrant-health-guide#main-messages. Includes the following guidance:

  • Guidance for households with possible/confirmed coronavirus and guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where somone is at increased risk or has possible/confirmed coronavirus, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

‘Stay alert to stay safe’ campaign posters, translated into Bengali, Indian-Punjabi, Pakistani-Punjabi, Polish, Slovak, Somali and Urdu covering:

  • Hand washing
  • Limiting contact
  • Keeping a safe distance
  • Self isolation
  • Working from home

Available here: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/stay-alert-to-stay-safe-/resources/Translations-Posters/.

Letter telling patients about planned changes to people who are shielding, translated into English, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese- Mandarin, Traditional Chinese- Cantonese and Urdu. The changes are planned for 6 July and 1 August 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/shielding-update-letter-to-patients-22-june-2020

World Health Organisation Q & As on COVID-19 and various related health topics in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub

Doctors of the World written, audio and video translations of NHS guidelines in multiple languages: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/

Videos on accessing the NHS:

Scientific Animations Without Borders hand-washing videos in different languages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmTwTd7uI8WMYlcxAWeOVcgfLQds-YyA7

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, , translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

The Mental Health Foundation has translated its many resources into Arabic, Farsi, French, Somali, Tigrinya, Urdu and Welsh: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership’s translated ‘Coping strategies for anxious times’:

Coping strategies for anxious times – Albanian

Coping strategies for anxious times – Arabic

Coping strategies for anxious times – Bengali

Coping strategies for anxious times – English

Coping strategies for anxious times – Farsi

Coping strategies for anxious times – French

Coping strategies for anxious times – Mandarin

Coping strategies for anxious times – Pashto

Coping strategies for anxious times – Polish

Coping strategies for anxious times – Romanian

Coping strategies for anxious times – Somali

Coping strategies for anxious times – Sorani

Coping strategies for anxious times – Tigrinya

Coping strategies for anxious times – Turkish

Coping strategies for anxious times – Urdu

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the Covid-19 Migrant Information Service, an online platform that provides information on COVID-19 measures and support in the UK: https://covid19uk.iom.int/. Information is available in an expanding range of languages and relates to five key areas of life that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency: Health, Employment, Benefits, Housing, and Immigration.

European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control national information resources on COVID-19: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/COVID-19/sources-updated

Multiple resources from the Roma Support group including videos and written guidance in Romanian, Romanes, Slovak, Slovak Romanes dialect, Romanian Romanes dialect and a child-friendly video in Romanes: https://www.romasupportgroup.org.uk/resources-for-the-roma-community.html

Birmingham Public Health – where you must wear a face covering , who is exempt  and how to wear one: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50247/national_guidance_during_covid-19/2065/coronavirus_covid-19_-_guidance_in_accessible_formats_and_other_languages/2

Birmingham Health Partners – how to safely wear a face mask: https://www.birminghamhealthpartners.co.uk/how-to-safely-wear-a-facemask/

Covid-19 Infographics – putting on, taking off and caring for fabric and medical masks: https://covid19graphics.info/

Big Leaf Foundation – how to wear a fabric mask safely: https://www.bigleaffoundation.org.uk/covid-19-advice.html

World Health Organization Q & As on masks: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub/q-a-detail/q-a-on-covid-19-and-masks

Two videos on making face coverings without sewing, one using a sock and scissors, and one using cloth and hair bands: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52630243. Not translated but you don’t need English to follow the videos.

(Please note that, from 8 August, we will have to wear a face covering, by law, in more places than we do now. The full list of places and other guidance on face coverings is in the Government Guidance on Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own. This is not yet translated.)

Guidance on support for the bereaved translated into multiple languages: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-the-bereaved

Guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

Guidance for the safe use of places of worship, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july

Guidance about how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse in Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Punjabi, Somali, Tamil and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-get-help-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-translations

Women’s Aid COVID-19 safety and support resources, translated into multiple languages: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-and-support-resources/

Younger children: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Older children/young people: https://www.bigleaffoundation.org.uk/covid-19-advice.html. Includes illustrated guidance and audio files that can be sent as a text.

Parenting: https://www.covid19parenting.com/

Guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Tips on making workplaces safe, translated by Birmingham City Council into Arabic, Bengali, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Somali and Urdu: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/downloads/download/3588/working_safely

Video advice from the Mayor of London in partnership with FLEX on workers’ rights, translated into Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi, Hungarian,  Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanes, Romanian, Spanish, and Tagalog: https://www.labourexploitation.org/news/flex-collaborates-london-mayor-campaign-workers%E2%80%99-rights

K International translated information about scams and fraud: https://k-international.com/free-translation-scams

Odils Learning Foundation translated advice on COVID-19 and IT support on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRIAQxKolHKqazgUPF-krpw

Infographics on a range of COVID-related topics in different languages, including face coverings: https://covid19graphics.info

Birmingham City Council translated guidance includes general COVID-19 advice, Test & Trace, face coverings, diabetes & safe workplaces: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50247/national_guidance_during_covid-19/2065/coronavirus_covid-19_-_information_in_other_languages

Walsall for All translated guidance includes, amongst other resources, Test & Trace translated posters & a collection of translated guidance on face coverings: https://www.walsallforall.co.uk/post/covid-19-translatedguidance

The Refugee and Migrant Centre (Birmingham and Black Country) has produced an A5 leaflet with simple instructions on Covid prevention, what to do if someone has symptoms and Government restrictions in English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish (Sorani), Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish & Urdu. All leaflets are available here: https://rmcentre.org.uk/keeping-safe-when-you-are-out/. For free hard copy versions, contact heather.thomas@rmcentre.org.uk.


Response of the asylum, immigration & citizenship system to COVID-19

Updated rules for entering the UK because of coronavirus (also applicable to residents): https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

Guidance on who is exempt from the rules for entering the UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules

Guidance on travel corridors: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

Guidance on getting support if you’re a migrant living in the UK:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-get-support-if-youre-a-migrant-living-in-the-uk

The Home Office has introduced temporary regional locations where people can claim asylum rather than having to travel to Croydon. One of these locations is in the West Midlands: Solihull.

The temporary process to claim asylum at Solihull- by calling the Asylum Intake Unit appointment line- does not apply to UASC. The Midlands Intake Unit emailed WMSMP on 23 June outlining the Covid19 Contingency process for UASC to claim asylum at Solihull:

“Social worker emails completed Pre Appointment questionnaire (PAQ) to MIUminor@homeoffice.gov.uk

Appointment is booked and UASC has their biometric appointment at Solihull Sandford House

Following appointment our team MIU will then complete and issue:-

  •  form (completed from information submitted in PAQ / or if we require any further detail, we will contact Social Worker)
  • SEF – for self completion with help of solicitor
  • Immigration paperwork
  • Asylum Information pack

We will also order an ARC card

And case will be assigned to an asylum case worker”.

People must only go to a reporting centre if they have an appointment. Some reporting centres will open from 20 July for limited hours, outside of peak travel times. People will get a text message, email or letter when they have a new reporting date. https://www.gov.uk/immigration-reporting-centres

In the West Midlands, Sandford House in Solihull re-opened for reporting on 20 July. Dallas Court in Salford- where people in Stoke-on-Trent report- is due to re-open on 3 August.

Extract from email from Home Office to Strategic Migration Partnerships regarding internet access for asylum seekers (23.06.20):

The Home Office emailed Strategic Migration Partnerships on 28.04.20 setting out the process Migrant Help follow if they receive a complaint of domestic violence:

Process in place to respond to DV calls:

Once a call is received and we discover domestic violence has taken place our advisers will:

  • Make a team leader aware.
  • Call the emergency services if there is a concern for safety.
  • Complete a request for assistance with a safeguarding hub referral attached.
  • We advise the service user to call the national domestic violence helpline for specialist advice which we understand is optional.
  • We offer assistance to the service user with calling the national domestic violence helpline if they would like this.
  • Complete our own incident report.
  • Refer to Migrant Help outreach to follow up and offer further support if required.

In cases where the service users already lives in NASS accommodation:

  • We will call the provider to make them aware of the issues (following the call to the police if needed, safeguarding hub referral and request for assistance).

If accommodation is needed we:

  • Ask the service user to speak to the national domestic violence helpline for advice including refuge availability.
  • Make either a S98 or S4 application as necessary depending on eligibility in relation to their asylum status (as below). 

If the service user advises they will not call the helpline and need help with accommodation we:

  • Apply for S98 if there is an ongoing asylum claim / tried or will try to make a new claim.
  • Apply for S4 for failed asylum seekers.
  • Direct to social services if not eligible for any of the above and they potentially meet the SU meets SS criteria (has children / is pregnant).”

Migrant Help provides a number of services including delivery of the Advice Issues Reporting and Eligibility (AIRE) contract for the UK. This  means they advise and support asylum seekers across the UK.

Migrant Help’s general Coronavirus Service Update is here:  https://www.migranthelpuk.org/news/coronavirus-service-update

Migrant Help’s Asylum Services Update is here: https://www.migranthelpuk.org/news/asylum-services-update

Migrant Help have collated online sources of support for service users during the pandemic here: https://www.migranthelpuk.org/Listing/Category/coronavirus-support

The Home Office emailed Strategic Migration Partnerships on 28.04.20 setting out the process Migrant Help follow if they receive a complaint of domestic violence:

Process in place to respond to DV calls:

Once a call is received and we discover domestic violence has taken place our advisers will:

  • Make a team leader aware.
  • Call the emergency services if there is a concern for safety.
  • Complete a request for assistance with a safeguarding hub referral attached.
  • We advise the service user to call the national domestic violence helpline for specialist advice which we understand is optional.
  • We offer assistance to the service user with calling the national domestic violence helpline if they would like this.
  • Complete our own incident report.
  • Refer to Migrant Help outreach to follow up and offer further support if required.

In cases where the service users already lives in NASS accommodation:

  • We will call the provider to make them aware of the issues (following the call to the police if needed, safeguarding hub referral and request for assistance).

If accommodation is needed we:

  • Ask the service user to speak to the national domestic violence helpline for advice including refuge availability.
  • Make either a S98 or S4 application as necessary depending on eligibility in relation to their asylum status (as below). 

If the service user advises they will not call the helpline and need help with accommodation we:

  • Apply for S98 if there is an ongoing asylum claim / tried or will try to make a new claim.
  • Apply for S4 for failed asylum seekers.
  • Direct to social services if not eligible for any of the above and they potentially meet the SU meets SS criteria (has children / is pregnant).”

The Home Office suspended all in-person substantive asylum interviews due to COVID-19 but is now working on restarting them using video interviewing towards the end of June. For further details, see this letter from UKVI Asylum Operations (15.06.20):

See also guidance for UKVI staff on the resumption of substantive asylum interviews: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-resumption-of-substantive-asylum-interviews

Service of asylum decisions by email- email from UKVI Asylum Operations to the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (30.03.20): http://www.ilpa.org.uk/resources.php/36077/update-from-ukvi-asylum-decisions-by-email-30-march-2020

UKVI Asylum Operations emailed WMSMP on 22.04.20 to say: “We will pause decision making on any case where medico-legal reports (MLR) are delayed due to medical professionals who complete them being asked to work on the Covid-19 response for the NHS.”

UKVI Asylum Operations emailed WMSMP on 30.04.20 to say:

 “Asylum Operations are continuing to make and serve decisions on cases where there is enough information to do so. We continue to review them on a case by case basis, ensuring those with significant safeguarding concerns or vulnerabilities are only served if appropriate to do so. Decisions that may be affected, and therefore on hold include;

  • Where a recipient may be vulnerable to destitution as a result of our decision.
  • Where an individual is particularly vulnerable, an example being someone with mental health conditions, and also those with disabilities.

The Home Office is again able to process statelessness applications. For further details see the Refugee Council’s website: https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/latest/news/changes-to-home-office-asylum-resettlement-policy-and-practice-in-response-to-covid-19/

The collection “Coronavirus (COVID-19): immigration and borders” includes Government guidance on UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents, the bereavement scheme for family members of health and social care workers, Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students, and Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsors  and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-immigration-and-borders

If you are in the UK on a visa that expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020 you are now expected to take all reasonable steps to leave the UK where it is possible to do so or apply to regularise your stay in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents

Home Office Coronavirus (COVID-19) factsheet: visa customers outside of the UK, dated 03.08.2020: https://ilpa.org.uk/ukvi-coronavirus-covid-19-factsheet-visa-customers-outside-of-the-uk-5-august-2020/

There is useful commentary on the Government guidance on the Free Movement website: https://www.freemovement.org.uk/coronavirus/

Some UK Visa and Citizenship Application Centres (UKVCAS) reopened for existing customers on 1 June 2020. Service and Support Centres (SSCs) are offering a reduced number of appointments because of coronavirus. As more appointments are made available UKVI will invite customers, via email or post, to arrange an appointment: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents

You can check which UKVCAS centres are open here: https://www.gov.uk/ukvcas

Further information about SSCs is here: https://www.gov.uk/visas-and-immigration-service-and-support-centres

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service is issuing weekly operational updates on all courts and tribunals including the Immigration and Asylum Chambers of the First-tier and Upper tribunals: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hmcts-weekly-operational-summary-on-courts-and-tribunals-during-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

The Free Movement website has further details including dates of the re-opening of the Birmingham hearing centre (two hearing rooms on 6 July) and the satellite Coventry venue (22 July): https://www.freemovement.org.uk/coronavirus/#Immigration_tribunal_hearings

For further details on asylum support appeals see the Refugee Council’s website: https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/latest/news/changes-to-home-office-asylum-resettlement-policy-and-practice-in-response-to-covid-19/

Postal applications for refugee integration loans are no longer being accepted– email from Auffea Woodhall, SEO -Operations Manager , Global Resettlement and Integration Loans, UKVI (24.03.20):

“Due to disruption caused by Covid 19 (as of 23 March) postal applications for Integration Loans will no longer be accepted.  Please would you inform customers about this change in the course of your work with them.  

Fully completed Integration Loan application forms and supporting documents e.g. Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), Immigration Status Document and banking details should now be scanned and sent via email to integrationloan@homeoffice.gov.uk. Where scanning facilities are not accessible, photos of the signed application form and supporting documents will be accepted, also by email.  Customers must include their email address within the loan application so we can tell them when their loan application has been decided.

If customers have already sent to us a fully completed postal application in the last few days their application will be considered and they do not need to take any further action. “

The form and guidance on applying for refugee integration loans are here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/application-for-an-integration-loan

There are delays in the processing of applications for Refugee Travel Documents. There is a message from the Home Office’s Travel Documents Section, published on the website of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association on 30.03.2020 that says:

“If any customer is in a particularly difficult situation and needs their application to be considered as a matter of priority, we would ask that this request, along with scanned recent, acceptable evidence of the circumstances and confirmation that the customer is able to travel i.e. confirmation from the airline or ferry company, is sent to traveldocumentenquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk.

Following this, if it is agreed that the case meets the criteria for being expedited and an application has not yet been submitted online, then the customer will need to complete an online application.  If an application has already been submitted then the customer should not apply again as this is likely to cause confusion and may delay their application.”

For further details see http://www.ilpa.org.uk/resources.php/36078/update-from-ukvi-change-to-the-travel-documents-service-due-to-the-covid-19-situation-30-march-2020

Temporary suspension of in-person submissions to Further Submissions Unit – email from Refused Case Management (18.03.20):

“[A]pplicants wanting to make further submissions can send them in via post, or via e-mail to our inbox. They should not travel to Liverpool to hand them in.

Postal address:FSU, The Capital Building, Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP

E-mail address: CSUCE@homeoffice.gov.uk

This new process will be a temporary measure due to the Coronavirus problems. We will notify you all when the temporary process is going to end.

We will be updating the messages on the website, on our phones and on our inboxes. We will send a message to all applicants who have already booked an appointment.”

From 13.07.2020 the Assisted Voluntary Return Service has resumed. For further details call 0300 0040 202 between 09.00 and 17.00 or visit the website: https://www.gov.uk/return-home-voluntarily

Guidance on visiting an immigration removal centre: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-and-immigration-removal-centres

Guidance for staff on immigration removal centres and short-term residential holding facilities: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-immigration-removal-centres

Interim instruction on the consideration of detention decisions in relation to COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adults-at-risk-in-immigration-detention

IOM and UNHCR have announced the resumption of global resettlement travel for refugees (18.06.20) https://www.unhcr.org/uk/news/press/2020/6/5eeb85be4/joint-statement-un-refugee-chief-grandi-ioms-vitorino-announce-resumption.html

The Home Office shared a Frequently Asked Questions document on resettlement to the UK on 25.03.20.

The House of Commons Library published a briefing on 07.04.20 on ‘Coronavirus: Calls to ease No Recourse to Public Funds conditions’ that identifies what state support and concessions might be available for migrants with NRPF during the coronavirus crisis  https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8888/

Following a High Court judgment, the Home Office has amended its NRPF policy so that, in all cases where an applicant has been granted leave, or is seeking leave, under the family or private life routes the NRPF condition must be lifted or not imposed if an applicant is destitute or is at risk of imminent destitution without recourse to public funds https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/family-life-as-a-partner-or-parent-private-life-and-exceptional-circumstance. Prior to the judgment this only applied if the applicant was destitute rather than at risk of imminent destitution. See NRPF Network’s commentary on this here: http://www.nrpfnetwork.org.uk/News/Pages/NRPF-Policy-June-2020.aspx.

Guidance on temporary extension of eligibility for free school meals to NRPF groups https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance  

The Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to local authorities on 26.03.20 stating that “it is now imperative that rough sleepers and other vulnerable homeless are supported into appropriate accommodation by the end of the week” (29.03.20) and highlighting that this included those with NRPF.

MHCLG wrote a further letter to local authorities on 30.06.20 on funding support for those in emergency accommodation and EEA rough sleepers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-letter-from-minister-hall-to-local-authorities-on-funding-support-for-those-in-emergency-accommodation-and-eea-rough-sleepers

Shelter and support is available for rough sleepers in Birmingham with no recourse to public funds through Trident Group. Call 0800 800 7157 or visit 35-38 Washington Street, Birmingham, B1 1LB.

NRPF Network Factsheet for local authorities on ‘Supporting people with no recourse to public funds during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic’ (updated 19.06.20) http://www.nrpfnetwork.org.uk/Documents/coronavirus-factsheet.pdf

NRPF Network article ‘Entitlements for people with NRPF during the coronavirus pandemic’ (16.04.20) http://www.nrpfnetwork.org.uk/News/Pages/default.aspx

Flyer on eligibility for free school meals produced by Project 17, UK Sustain and Hackney Migrant Centre: https://hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Free-School-Meals-Info-Sheet-June-2020.pdf

Regarding the rules for people arriving in the UK, the Department for Education emailed SMPs on 10.07.20 to say:

“In relation to newly arriving UASC, local authorities should make informed judgments on a case by case basis. If they are satisfied that a young person has only travelled from or through countries on the travel corridor list in the past 14 days, then they do not need to make arrangements for them to self-isolate. If the young person has travelled from or through any countries not on the travel corridor list in the past 14 days, then they are required to self-isolate. We appreciate it may not always be possible to determine where a young person has travelled from or through and in these circumstances self-isolation may still be required.”

The temporary process to claim asylum at Solihull- by calling the Asylum Intake Unit appointment line- does not apply to UASC. The Midlands Intake Unit emailed WMSMP on 23 June outlining the Covid19 Contingency process for UASC to claim asylum at Solihull:

“Social worker emails completed Pre Appointment questionnaire (PAQ) to MIUminor@homeoffice.gov.uk

Appointment is booked and UASC has their biometric appointment at Solihull Sandford House

Following appointment our team MIU will then complete and issue:-

  •  form (completed from information submitted in PAQ / or if we require any further detail, we will contact Social Worker)
  • SEF – for self completion with help of solicitor
  • Immigration paperwork
  • Asylum Information pack

We will also order an ARC card

And case will be assigned to an asylum case worker”.

Guidance for local authorities on children’s social care: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-childrens-social-care-services/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-authorities-on-childrens-social-care#unaccompanied-asylum-seeking-children-uasc. This includes guidance on UASC and care leavers.

Department for Education advice pack for care leavers during and after COVID-19 published on the Care Leaver Covenant website:  https://indd.adobe.com/view/75e4fb6d-61c2-44f4-98a8-f4c523fa3672 . A factsheet for UASC begins on page 20. Although the pack refers to advice for care leavers, the UASC factsheet is relevant to young people who are currently looked after, as well as to care leavers.

The Home Office has announced a temporary extension to the maximum 28 days’ UASC funding payable to a local authority for supporting an individual claiming to be a child when an age assessment is done and concludes they are over 18. Due to the COVID-imposed barriers to completing age assessments, the maximum period of funding has been extended to 3 months for individuals in the care of a local authority from the beginning of March until the end of May 2020. For further details see here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/unaccompanied-asylum-seeking-children-uasc-grant-instructions/temporary-amendment-to-uasc-funding-to-local-authorities-2-july-2020

The Government is providing £2.9 billion in finding to strengthen care for the most vulnerable: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/2-9-billion-funding-to-strengthen-care-for-the-vulnerable  Annette Connaughton, Department for Education, has emailed WMSMP to say (25.03.20):

“This funding announcement includes a pledge of £1.6 billion that will go to local authorities to help them respond to other coronavirus (COVID-19) pressures across all the services they deliver. Although it mainly references adult social services, this funding is also intended to meet the cost of extra demand and higher business as usual costs of providing children’s social care – including as a result of school closures, to meet the costs of placements and to address the need for isolation, including for unaccompanied asylum-seeking childrenLocal authority CEOs and chief finance officers will have received a letter setting this out and providing more detail.”

Due to coronavirus, there are delays in the processing of citizenship applications. In addition, people have longer to book their citizenship ceremony after receiving an invitation from the Home Office and may be able to have a virtual ceremony depending on their local authority: https://www.gov.uk/citizenship-ceremonies

Further details are on the Free Movement website https://www.freemovement.org.uk/coronavirus/#Citizenship

The EU Settlement Resolution Centre telephone service had closed due to coronavirus but has now reopened: https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk/y/inside-the-uk/eu-settlement-scheme-settled-and-pre-settled-status

Letter from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government to local authorities on funding support for those in emergency accommodation and EEA rough sleepers (30.06.20): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-letter-from-minister-hall-to-local-authorities-on-funding-support-for-those-in-emergency-accommodation-and-eea-rough-sleepers

The Home Office was advising people to email claims to the Windrush Compensation Scheme as applications by post may be delayed. However we cannot find this advice in the updated guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/windrush

Windrush Engagement Events, designed to raise awareness of the Compensation Scheme, are now taking place online: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/windrush-engagement-events

Guidance on coming to the UK for seasonal agricultural work on English farms, in English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Polish Romanian, Russian and Ukrainian: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coming-to-the-uk-for-seasonal-agricultural-work-on-english-farms

Victims of modern slavery may be approaching and accessing different support services during the pandemic. With this in mind, the Home Office’s Modern Slavery Unit has produced a flyer for people who are not First Responders on ‘spotting the signs’ of modern slavery and the action they can take, and a flyer for First Responders on their responsibilities:

The NHS has produced Covid-19: Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Rapid Read:

On 6 April, the government announced that individuals supported through the modern slavery victim care contract would be allowed to stay in government-funded safe accommodation until 6 July. They then extended this to 6 August but, after this date, the move on processes and periods set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015: statutory guidance for England and Wales (page 54, section 8.17) will resume as normal. Further details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/modern-slavery-how-to-identify-and-support-victims.

The Home Office has developed an up-to-date resources pack for staff in NGOs and other services who may come across modern slavery cases during the COVID-19 outbreak, which includes information on how to refer suspected cases of modern slavery: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-modern-slavery  


COVID-19 guidance from NHS.uk & Gov.uk

Guidance on getting support if you’re a migrant living in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-get-support-if-youre-a-migrant-living-in-the-uk

Public Health England migrant health guide: https://www.gov.uk/topic/health-protection/migrant-health-guide

NHS entitlements: migrant health guide: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-entitlements-migrant-health-guide

Coronavirus testing and treatment: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-entitlements-migrant-health-guide#main-messages. Includes the following guidance:

  • Guidance for households with possible/confirmed coronavirus and guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has possible/confirmed coronavirus, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

‘Stay alert to stay safe’ campaign posters, translated into Bengali, Indian-Punjabi, Pakistani-Punjabi, Polish, Slovak, Somali and Urdu covering:

  • Hand washing
  • Limiting contact
  • Keeping a safe distance
  • Self isolation
  • Working from home

Available here: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/stay-alert-to-stay-safe-/resources/Translations-Posters/.

Letter telling patients about planned changes to advice for people who are shielding, translated into English, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese- Mandarin, Traditional Chinese- Cantonese and Urdu. The changes are planned for 6 July and 1 August 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/shielding-update-letter-to-patients-22-june-2020

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, , translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

GP registration. Extract from letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement to GPs and their Commissioners (27.03.20):

Practices should continue to register new patients, including those with no fixed address, asylum seekers and refugees. Practices should agree how they can most effectively connect and support locations that are accommodating people who are homeless. More detailed guidance on registering patients is being developed. We would like to remind GP practices that the absence of photo identification or a fixed address is not a reason to refuse a patient registration.  Homeless patients should be registered either at a c/o address where one is available (eg a shelter/ support service) or the GP practice address. We can assure practices using the GP practice address as a c/o does not place responsibility on the practice to repatriate correspondence (eg hospital letters). Homeless patients should be encouraged to keep in contact with the practice at regular intervals where they have ongoing health and care (primary and secondary) requirements.”

The collection “Coronavirus (COVID-19): immigration and borders” includes Government guidance on: UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents; the bereavement scheme for family members of health and social care workers; Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students; Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsors; entering the UK; travellers exempt from UK border rules; right to work and right to rent checks; and immigration removal centres; and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-immigration-and-borders

There is useful commentary on this Government guidance on the Free Movement website: https://www.freemovement.org.uk/coronavirus/

In England, the system for registering extremely vulnerable people for government support has ended. If people had previously registered and got priority for supermarket deliveries, they will keep it. If people need urgent help they can ask their local authority for help. Further details are here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable.

Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Letter telling patients about planned changes to advice for people who are shielding, translated into English, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese- Mandarin, Traditional Chinese- Cantonese and Urdu. The changes are planned for 6 July and 1 August 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/shielding-update-letter-to-patients-22-june-2020

Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

From 8 August, we will have to wear a face covering, by law, in more places than we do now. The full list of places and other guidance on face coverings is in the guidance above. This also includes advice on buying and making a face covering and, for people who do not have to wear a face covering for medical or other reasons, an exemption badge for the phone and to print and an exemption card to print.

Guidance on support for the bereaved translated into multiple languages: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-the-bereaved

Guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

Guidance for the safe use of places of worship, translated into Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july

Guidance about how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse in Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Punjabi, Somali, Tamil and Urdu: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-get-help-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-translations

First responder guidance for Border Force, Immigration Enforcement (IE) and the National Asylum Intake Unit (NAIU) and others who may have close contact with individuals who may have COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-border-force-staff-guidance

Guidance for health professionals: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus

Includes (amongst other guidance) guidance for first responders: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-interim-guidance-for-first-responders.  (First responders include professionals and members of voluntary organisations who, as part of their normal roles, provide immediate assistance to a symptomatic person until further medical assistance arrives.)

Collection of guidance for local authority children’s services: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-authority-childrens-services-coronavirus-covid-19.

Includes (amongst other guidance) guidance on children’s social care featuring sections on UASC and care leavers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-childrens-social-care-services/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-authorities-on-childrens-social-care#unaccompanied-asylum-seeking-children-uasc

Department for Education advice pack for care leavers during and after COVID-19 published on the Care Leaver Covenant website:  https://indd.adobe.com/view/75e4fb6d-61c2-44f4-98a8-f4c523fa3672 . A factsheet for UASC begins on page 20. Although the pack refers to advice for care leavers, the UASC factsheet is relevant to young people who are currently looked after, as well as to care leavers.

West Midlands Association of Directors of Children’s Services rolling updates of guidance for children’s services (spreadsheet and daily video bulletin): https://www.wmchildrensservices.org.uk/post/covid-19-latest-guidance

Guidance for schools and other educational settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

Includes (amongst other guidance) free school meals guidance including guidance on the temporary extension of eligibility for free school meals to NRPF groups: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance

Guidance to employers, employees and businesses: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

For information on DWP Services and coronavirus see: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/. This states that you do not need to attend the jobcentre unless you are asked to do so. If you need to contact the jobcentre the quickest way to do this is online or by phone. If you need to attend a jobcentre, they are open and someone will be able to assist you. Please wear a face covering when entering a jobcentre.

DWP emailed WMSMP on 07.08.2020 to day:

Benefit inspired National Insurance Number (NiNo) applications continue in the main to be conducted over the telephone as part of the initial claim gather. However we can arrange for more vulnerable customers to be seen in a face to face environment if necessary (at a JCP site where social distancing measures are fully in place).

Persons applying for an NiNo for other purposes should contact the ‘ National Insurance Number Application Line’ Telephone: 0800 141 2075  and they will advise as to what arrangements are in place at the time of application. My understanding is at the moment that face to face appointments of this nature are still suspended but the situation remains fluid hence it is advisable for persons to ring the number provided for the latest information.”

Individuals do not need a National Insurance Number to apply for benefits or a job. Individuals can start work without a National Insurance Number as long as they have the right to work in the UK and employers have information to allow them to do this.

If you’re not able to register the birth of your child because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can still make a claim to receive Child Benefit: https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit/how-to-claim

Flyer on eligibility for free school meals produced by Project 17, UK Sustain and Hackney Migrant Centre: https://hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Free-School-Meals-Info-Sheet-June-2020.pdf

The Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to local authorities on 26.03.20 stating that “it is now imperative that rough sleepers and other vulnerable homeless are supported into appropriate accommodation by the end of the week” (29.03.20) and highlighting that this included those with NRPF.

MHCLG wrote a further letter to local authorities on 30.06.20 on funding support for those in emergency accommodation and EEA rough sleepers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-letter-from-minister-hall-to-local-authorities-on-funding-support-for-those-in-emergency-accommodation-and-eea-rough-sleepers

Shelter and support is available for rough sleepers in Birmingham with no recourse to public funds through Trident Group. Call 0800 800 7157 or visit 35-38 Washington Street, Birmingham, B1 1LB.

Guidance for hostel or day centres for people rough sleeping: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-services-for-people-experiencing-rough-sleeping

Ban on evictions extended for two months: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ban-on-evictions-extended-by-2-months-to-further-protect-renters

Letter from Lord Greenhalgh, Communities Minister, to local authority chief executives to highlight the support needed by some members of Gypsy and Traveller communities (30.04.20): https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/882564/COVID-19_-_mitigating_impacts_on_gypsy___traveller_communities.pdf


Updates and resources from the migration sector

The British Red Cross has produced this leaflet on family reunion for refugee families:

It is dated 10.06.20. To check information is up-to-date and correct, check the links to websites in the document. Families in the West Midlands can get further information on the British Red Cross Families First, Family Reunion Integration Service (FRIS) and International Family Tracing service by calling 0121 766 5444 or emailing:

familiesfirst@redcross.org.uk for Families First

FRISBirmingham@redcross.org.uk for Family Reunion Integration Service

IFTBirmingham@redcross.org.uk for International Family Tracing

UNHCR UK’s Legal Protection Unit can be contacted at any time via email on gbrlo@unhcr.org or via their switchboard at 0203 761 9500 from 09:00-17:00 Monday to Thursday and 09:00 – 15:00 on Fridays: https://www.unhcr.org/uk/unhcr-uk-faqs-on-covid-19-in-relation-to-refugees-and-asylum-seekers.html

For details of support being provided by the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service (ICTGS), run by Barnardos, see here:

Please note that the ICTGS only covers the following areas: West Midlands Combined Authority/Police area (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton), the East Midlands, Greater Manchester, Croydon, Wales, and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Migration Policy and Practice has collated information on the operational status of its partners in Birmingham and the Black Country: http://migrationpolicy.org.uk/covid-19-support/ Organisations included are:

General support for refugees & migrants:

  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Covid-19 Migrant Information Service, an online platform that provides information on COVID-19 measures and support in the UK: https://covid19uk.iom.int/ Information is available in an expanding range of languages and relates to five key areas of life that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency: Health, Employment, Benefits, Housing, and Immigration.
  • Refugee Action Coronavirus Asylum Handbook https://www.coronavirusasylumhandbook.com/home and Good Practice website and newsletter https://www.ragp.org.uk/. (Visit the website to sign up to the newsletter).
  • COVID Mutual Aid guidance for community groups on supporting migrants during coronavirus: http://covidmutualaid.org/community-resources/#Migrant

Immigration & asylum system:

Resettlement & community sponsorship:

Housing & benefits:

Children & young people:

Other regions:

Information, Advice and Guidance regarding UASC in the West Midlands (commissioned by West Midlands Children’s Services from the International Organization for Migration): https://wmcs.learningpool.com/login/index.php (You need to register to access)

The International Organization for Migration is delivering a range of webinars. Email infosessionsUK@iom.int for further details.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre online courses for professionals working with refugee and migrant children and young people: https://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/childrens-rights-training/courses-at-coram/

British Red Cross SAFE project e-learning on UASC for family-based carers and care professionals: http://safeproject.eu/elearning-course/

ECPAT UK:

  • New online training programme including an overview of child trafficking; child criminal exploitation; missing children; and spiritual abuse:

Connect Futures online course on safeguarding against violent extremism (£30): https://www.connectfutures.org/training-courses/courses/online-course-safeguarding-against-violent-extremism/

Free ESOL resources:

  • ESOL Study at Home guidance
  • List of IT resources compiled by East of England SMP
  • Little Bridge (www.littlebridge.com) is offering free online ESOL training. thatis aimed at children but may help adults working with their children or for their own learning. Anyone interested should email: hello@littlebridge.com, putting  ‘English Language Support’ and ‘Home Office’  in the subject line. Little Bridge will then set up a free account and offer free online training, if requested.

General learning resources

  • Code Your Future are offering free online training on computer programming to refugees, asylum seekers and people from other disadvantaged groups. They can offer support with WIFI, laptops and childcare. Once in-person classes in Birmingham start again they can also offer support with transportation for those in the West Midlands Combined Authority area. Those from outside that area can still access the Birmigham training, just not the transportation support. Check the website and apply to access the training here: https://codeyourfuture.io/become-a-student/. You can also contact aaishah@codeyourfuture.io for further information.

National

The British Red Cross are acting as a single point of contact between the Home Office and NGOs/charities that support refugees and people seeking asylum. For more information about this process and to sign-up to receive updates, please contact Jon Featonby jfeatonby@redcross.org.uk.

The British Red Cross and UKLGIG have also set up two dedicated Google Groups to coordinate action, raise issues and share ideas around the sector’s response to Covid-19. You can request to join the Groups at the links below: 

Policy Google Grouphttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/covid19policy

Operations Google Grouphttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/covid19operations

Local

Andy Hoole (Migration Policy & Practice) hosts a Friday dial-in on Covid-19 and migration issues for 3rd sector organisations in the Birmingham and Black Country area. For further information email andy@migrationpolicy.org.uk

Reports & recommendations

UNHCR “Practical Recommendations and Good Practice to Address Protection Concerns in the COVID-19 Context” https://www.unhcr.org/cy/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/04/Practical-Recommendations-and-Good-Practice-to-Address-Protection-Concerns-in-the-COVID-19-Context-April-2020.pdf

UNHCR “Remote Interviewing: Practical Considerations for States in Europe”: https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/download/77134

The European Public Health Association statement on “Reducing the impact of the coronavirus crisis on those ‘left behind’ – Disadvantaged Migrants and Ethnic Minorities”:

The University of Birmingham has published a report on “Forced migration, SGBV and COVID-19”, presenting findings from a project led by the University’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) in partnership with Refugee Women Connect: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/college-social-sciences/social-policy/iris/2020/sgbv-covid-19.pdf

Home Office statistical report showing the impact of Covid-19 on the immigration system: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistics-relating-to-covid-19-and-the-immigration-system-may-2020

Data on no recourse to public funds (NRPF) applications to change conditions of leave: July 2020: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/no-recourse-to-public-funds-applications-to-change-conditions-of-leave-july-2020

Public Health England descriptive review of data on “Disparities in the risk and outcome of COVID-19”. For data on migrants see pages 54-56: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-review-of-disparities-in-risks-and-outcomes. The government has announced the steps it will take in response to this review: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/next-steps-for-work-on-covid-19-disparities-announced.

Public Health England report, “Beyond the data- Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on (BAME) communities”: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-understanding-the-impact-on-bame-communities

The Home Affairs Select Committee reports on Home Office preparedness for Covid-19:

Migration Exchange “Covid-19 Impact Assessment Framework: Risks and Responses for People in the UK Immigration System”:https://global-dialogue.org/covid-19-impact-assessment-framework/

Doctors of the World has published a report, “An unsafe distance”, on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on excluded people in England including refugees, asylum seekers including UASC, undocumented migrants, including trafficking survivors of trafficking, immigration detainees, and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/covid19-brief-rna-report.pdf

Citizens’ Advice Bureau, “Nowhere to turn: How immigration rules are preventing people from getting support during the coronavirus pandemic”:  https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/policy/policy-research-topics/welfare-policy-research-surveys-and-consultation-responses/welfare-policy-research/nowhere-to-turn-how-immigration-rules-are-preventing-people-from-getting-support-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

The Institute for Community Research and Development at the University of Wolverhampton, alongside ASIRT, Migrant Rights Network, Project 17 and the Public Interest Law Centre, has published interim findings on “Local authority responses to people with NRPF during the pandemic”: https://figshare.com/articles/Local_Authority_responses_to_people_with_NRPF_during_the_pandemic/12356648

The Inclusive Cities programme (part of the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity Initiative of the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford) has produced this Covid-19 Research and Policy Briefing on No Recourse to Public Funds: https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/2020/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-no-recourse-to-public-funds-nrpf/

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