Local Restrictions -
Tier 2: High Alert

The Government has set out a three-tiered local restriction system and our area is in 'Tier 2: High Alert'. These new restrictions are now in place.

You can find full details of the restrictions that now apply in our area under the 'Tier 2: High Alert' section of   the Government's 'local restriction tiers: what you need to know' page   Details of local restriction tiers by area, can be found on the Government's website.

You can find the Prime Minister's statement on the Government's Covid-19 Winter Plan on the Government's website.


Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

The Government and the Devolved Administrations have agreed on joint arrangements for an easing of social restrictions that will allow friends and loved ones to reunite over the Christmas period. The Government's  Christmas bubble guidance page sets out what you can and cannot do in over the Christmas period in the UK.


Government authorises first vaccine

The Health Secretary has made a statement in the House of Commons on the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and provided an update on vaccines and indoor visits to care homes. The first coronavirus vaccine for the UK, developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, has been given approval for use following a thorough review carried out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). You can find the statement on the Government's website.

 

Spending Review Statement

The Chancellor has presented his Spending Review to Parliament on 25 November, setting out funding to tackle coronavirus, deliver public services and invest in capital spending including infrastructure. You can read the announcement on the Government's website.

 

Local coronavirus data

You can find local weekly coronavirus data on West Sussex County Council's website .
 

Hands, Face, Space

You should minimise time spent outside your home and when around other people ensure that you are two metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

Remember - 'Hands. Face. Space':

  • hands - wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • face - wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space - stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

     

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.

Please note that if the NHS COVID-19 app notifies you to self-isolate because you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, but you have not been contacted by NHS Test and Trace by phone, email, letter or text message, you cannot currently apply for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme. If you test positive for coronavirus, you will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, even if you book your test and receive a positive test result through the app. This means you can apply for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme. To find out more about the support payment, including eligibility criteria, please visit our Test and Trace support payment page.