Covid-19 and Ethnically Diverse Community (EDC) briefing
Community United "What is Long Covid,
diagnosis to recovery
" free webinar

This Thursday, 25th March, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Community United West Berkshire will be hosting an online FREE webinar on the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of “Long COVID.”

They will be joined by a Long COVID sufferer who will provide a personal account of their experiences, and their expert panel will discuss its symptoms, course, and character, and suggested strategies for managing it.  

Dr Deepak Ravindran - Lead Consultant in Pain Medicine, Royal Berkshire NHS Trust will discuss the definition of Long COVID.

Dr Elizabeth Mottram GP from Thatcham Medical Centre will discuss how to manage Long COVID.

Here or on the image above to register. 

Muslims can take Lateral flow / PCR test during Ramadan
This year, Ramadan takes place between Monday 12th April and ends in the evening of Wednesday 12th May.

The Muslim Council of Britain has released advice and information on how to continue the traditions and community spirit of Ramadan whilst respecting government restrictions, including home and virtual iftars.

It is likely that Muslims will need to take Covid PCR tests or lateral flow tests during Ramadan. The British Islamic Medical Association has reviewed fiqh opinions from different schools of thoughts, and have came to the conclusion that taking these tests does not invalidate the fast during Ramadan. Click here or the image above for more details.
Receiving vaccine during
Ramadan does not break the "fast"
Taking the Covid-19 vaccines currently licensed in the UK does not invalidate the fast as per the opinion of Islamic scholars. Individuals should not delay their Covid vaccinations on the account of Ramadan. 

Most side effects of the vaccine are mild, lasting a few hours. Should you become unwell after receiving the vaccine then the general principles pertaining to illness and fasting apply. These have been outlined in the image to the left here, which is adapted from the British Islamic Medical Association Rapid Ramadan Review and Recommendations.
Read more details about taking a Covid-19 Vaccine during Ramadan by clicking here
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