Coronavirus restrictions roadmap

The Government has produced a 'COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021' roadmap , and is carefully lifting coronavirus restrictions in England.

The roadmap outlines four steps for easing restrictions and we are currently in Step 3. Details on what has changed since 17 May 2021 and what you can and cannot do can be found on  the Government's website.

From Monday the 19th of July the UK will be entering Step 4, you can find out more on the Government's moving to step 4 roadmap  webpage.

Latest news on the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine

Anyone over the age of 18 can book their jab and everyone is now able to have their second vaccine eight weeks after their first. Chichester's Westgate Leisure Centre vaccination service is now offering walk in vaccinations every single day with no appointment needed.

The service will run 08.30-19.00 every day of the week, offering 1st and 2nd doses for Pfizer and 2nd doses for AstraZeneca. You can find confirmation of the sessions and timings on the   Sussex Health and Care Partnership  website.

If you'd like to book an appointment in advance, visit the  NHS vaccine booking website or call: 119. Through the online booking system, you can see where available appointments are available and the recommended vaccine type for you.

Local coronavirus data

You can  find local weekly coronavirus data  from West Sussex County Council.

Free twice-weekly asymptomatic testing

Regular testing continues to play a critical role in stopping the spread of coronavirus and the Government is urging everyone to test themselves twice a week using a free rapid lateral flow test. This is particularly important as many of us are out and about more often following the recent lifting of restrictions and as the weather warms up. For details on how to order free tests, please visit the the NHS website.

If you test positive from a lateral flow test you should request a PCR test by visiting the Government's website.  and self-isolate, along with anyone you live with, until the result is confirmed. You may be eligible for financial support if they have been instructed to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace — either due to a positive Covid-19 test or having been in contact with someone who has tested positive. If you have to self-isolate, we'd encourage you to check whether you might be eligible for this support. To find out more about the support payment, including eligibility criteria, please visit our Test and Trace support payment page.

 

Sign up to the NHS Test & Trace app

Protect your loves ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.

It's the fastest way of knowing when you're at risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community.

Please protect your loved ones and our communities by downloading the test & trace app.