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Coronavirus - guidance and patient information

Specific CHFT information and patient leaflets

Coronavirus patient screening - for patients admitted to our hospital. The leaflet explains why we'll test you and what will happen.

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Post Covid advice. Information for people who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected to have had Covid. 

Rehabilitation advice created specifically by CHFT, Calderdale and Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups. 

Patients with cancer – see our dedicated pages

National guidance and other external information, including the Covid-19 vaccine


General information from the NHS and other agencies:

NHS information and advice

Health Education England - a wealth of information and resources about Coronavirus

Public Health England's guidance for shielding and protecting clinically vulnerable people from Covid-19

Guidance for those under 25 who provide care for someone 

NHS information and advice about the Covid-19 vaccine

April 2021: New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. 

This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremelysmall and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. Read more in this Public Heath England leaflet.

Children and babies

Advice for parents/carers of babies less than three months old during coronavirus

Advice for parents/carers during coronavirus

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust fact sheet to help explain to children

Recovering from Covid-19

Your COVID recovery - a new national NHS site.

Providing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. It includes information on areas including mental health and wellbeing, to physical strength and returning to work. The site offers general advice on recovery, returning to work and information for families and carers of post-Covid 19 patients.

This website from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals also provides recovering Covid patients with information to support them during their recovery. 

It provides information and advice including; coping with breathlessness, mouthcare and how to eat well as you recover. There is also advice for physical activity and help when you’re feeling down.

Thanks to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals for sharing it with us.

Latest Government advice translated into 60 languages by Doctors of the World

Doctors of the World have translated Government guidance into 60 languages. Click the link to go to the page:

Other languages - Covid-19 vaccine

Public Health England have added leaflets translated into many languages about the vaccine. You can read them here.

The BBC Asian Network has created some great content on the vaccine in South Asian languages. They're in Urdu, Sylheti, Punjabi, Tamil and Gujarati.

Vaccines explained

Vaccine scams

Vaccine Q&As

Vaccine myth busting


Other languages - Lockdown rules and mental health tips

The BBC Asian Network has created some great content in South Asian languages. They're in Urdu, Sylheti, Punjabi, Tamil and Gujarati

Lockdown rules explained

Mental Health tips

Other languages – Symptoms

Arabic- Cough and Taste

Polish- Cough and Taste

Punjabi- Cough and Taste

Urdu- Cough and Taste

Other languages – Hands, face, space

Other languages – NHS Covid-19 App

Other languages – NHS Test and Trace





The BBC Asian Network has also created some great content on Test and Trace in South Asian languages. They're in Urdu, Sylheti, Punjabi, Tamil and Gujarati. Watch them here.

British Sign Language resources, including the Covid-19 vaccine

The Deaf Health Charity, SignHealth has lots of videos and resources for people living with hearing impairements.

Their pages also share information about the vaccine. See them here.

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). Read more here.

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