Salaams (Peace),

We are facing a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways, caused by a virus called Coronavirus (COVID-19); Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets. Karima have begun a number of initiatives to scope the impact of this disease on our immediate community, and help ameliorate the burden on our community’s infrastructure.

Please use our page for accurate information about what you can do to keep yourselves and your family members safe and healthy; we have a number of healthcare professionals who can signpost you to accurate and up to date information should you need. In the blessed month of Ramadan make sure to take care of your physical health aswell as your spiritual wellbeing! If you have any concerns about fasting please watch this public health message by a local GP on our YouTube page or speak to your GP.

Our financially literate brethren have kindly drawn up a document for any self-employed individuals who have found themselves with a reduced income as a result of the pandemic. This guide aims to collate government support that may be applicable and can be found by clicking here.

Also if you have any religious questions on rulings related to the virus or even want some spiritual advice on how to understand its alarming appearance, please get in touch. Check out our YouTube channel in the meanwhile!

Reach out to us by:

Tweeting us: @Karima_Wycombe

Message us on Facebook: facebook.com/thekarimafoundation

Message us on Instagram: @karimafoundation

You can also fill out a contact form on our website. We will look to help where we can. If you are self-isolating in High Wycombe, or know anyone who may require assistance, please fill in this form on karima.org.uk/support or call us on 07487497682. We will look to get the support required to you (for free).

Please click on the following link for advice from the NHS:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home 
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Online service: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.