While our public offers and events are currently not taking place and our team organizes and plans projects in the home office, we also want to use our channels to share and provide information. In this article we collect and update news about the corona pandemic. We want to focus on, among other things, multilingual information and information in easy / simple language, as well as advice and support.
Our team is still available
All of our employees are still available to answer your questions and concerns. We can be reached by phone at +49 (0) 3431/60 53 17. In addition, the Jugendbüro Diversity and Migrationsberatung offer phone advice. Here you can find further information.
Epidemic, pandemic, COVID-19: what’s actually going on?
Many authorities and institutions provide information about current events and backgrounds. Information and education is always important – maybe even more urgent now. For general information we recommend the FAQ of the Federal Ministry of Health to you. The Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration provides multilingual information. The Federal Center for Health Education also provides important hygiene and behavioral information in various languages. The Robert Koch Institute regularly publishes current information about the virus.
Stop fake news
There is a lot of media coverage about COVID-19 and its effects. It is important that we are informed: about the virus, decisions by the federal and state governments, about hygiene instructions and much more. It is also important that we check facts and sources – especially on social media, WhatsApp groups, etc. Many fake news related to COVID-19 are currently in circulation. Help to stop spreading fake news and conspiracy theories!
Information for Saxony
Saxony has enacted exit restrictions and state regulations since mid-March. Information about this is provided in an information portal. Here you can find also multilingual notes. The State Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Cohesion has also published information in easy language. An exit restriction applies in Saxony until April 19.
The official announcements are also translated. The Dresden Foreigners’ Council also provides translations of the most important regulations in Saxony. In addition, the general decree and its amendments were translated into multilingual by the Poliklinik – Solidarisches Gesundheitszentrum Leipzig e.V. The Saxon Refugee Council also provides multilingual information.
Advice, support, solidarity
We are encouraged to stay at home – at most in the family circle. But that can lead to increased problems and conflict potential. The Mittelachsen district office provides an emergency card for parents, adolescents and children in emergency situations:
Additional emergency contacts with multilingual information are also provided by e * vibes.
The limitations of public life also lead to considerable economic problems for entrepreneurs, the self-employed and freelance artists. The State Association for Socioculture and the Creative Saxony provide information on aid packages and support measures on their homepages.
Help and support is also necessary in everyday life. Older and pre-ill people in particular should avoid unnecessary contacts. There are many neighborhood initiatives across the country to help – helping groups are also established in Döbeln, e.g. on social networks and beyond.
We must not forget that all restrictions on social contacts, information on moving back into the home, distance requirements and hygiene instructions cannot apply if the external conditions make compliance impossible. This applies to homeless people as well as to people who are accommodated in collective accommodation or camps. Here our solidarity is necessary to keep drawing attention to it and to demand political solutions!