1 in 3 people who have Covid-19 do not show symptoms but can still spread the virus. Testing is one of the best ways to identify early if you've got the virus and isolate before it spreads to others. According to a new study, people in the UK's South Asian communities were more likely to test positive for Covid-19, become severely ill and die than any other minority group. At Waltham Forest, we want to actively reach people from South Asian backgrounds, in our borough and beyond, to let them know the importance of regular testing to protect their communities and help stop the spread. We will be using a multi-channel approach including, non - English content, and speakers/representatives of the south Asian community.
Research has shown that Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, with south Asian people more likely to test positive for Covid, become severely ill and die than any other minority ethnic group in the UK. Testing remains important to protect our community and stay safe.
We’d like to thank all of you who are doing your part to protect your loved ones by getting tested. Do keep testing regularly, even though things seem like it’s back to normal, even if you’ve been vaccinated.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about testing – part of the campaign is to make sure every voice is heard. To read more about the campaign launch, visit the council website: https://bit.ly/3fIIAVu