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CoVid-19

* NEW UPDATE*

​23rd February 2022

The UK govt has announced the removal of most of the remaining CoVid-19 restrictions in England, with effect from Thursday 24th February 2022

  • The remaining domestic restrictions in England will be removed. The legal requirement to self-isolate ends. Until 1 April, the UK govt still advise people who test positive to stay at home. Adults and children who test positive are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least five full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days.
  • From April, the Government will update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with COVID-19 should take to be careful and considerate of others, similar to advice on other infectious diseases. This will align with testing changes.
  • Self-isolation support payments, national funding for practical support and the medicine delivery service will no longer be available.
  • Routine contact tracing ends, including venue check-ins on the NHS COVID-19 app.
  • Fully vaccinated adults and those aged under 18 who are close contacts are no longer advised to test daily for seven days and the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate will be

 

27 January 2022

You will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

20 January 2022

Staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms.

19 January 2022

You are no longer asked to work from home if you can. Talk to your employer to agree arrangements to return to your workplace.

17 January 2022 

You can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. Tests must be at least 24 hours apart. If either test is positive, wait 24 hours before testing again.

11 January 2022

If you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result, most people will not need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must self-isolate immediately if you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result.

7 January 2022

From 4am on 7 January, if you qualify as fully vaccinated or are under 18, you do not need to take a PCR test before you travel to England or self-isolate when you arrive.

 

 

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.

Booster vaccines 

People aged 40 and over can now pre-book a booster vaccine 2 months after their second dose. Book your booster vaccination appointment online or find a walk-in clinic. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to book your booster dose.

A full list of the Government's lockdown restrictions is at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Vaccine roll out in East Sussex

The latest information on the vaccination programme in Sussex is available on the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website, including an FAQ, public leaflets and a list of vaccination sites.

We are all being advised to get tested, should we show symptoms, please continue to promote this message to help us control the virus.  Further details can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested In the event that people with symptoms are unable to obtain a local test, it is not recommended that they travel long distances. Government advice is to try booking again in a few hours. A good time to try is 8pm when new slots are made available.

 

Please find below some links to other useful information during the coronavirus emergency:

​UK Govt advice on managing outdoor spaces

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-public-places-managing-public-outdoor-settings?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=445b268c-eefb-4e3d-86cd-030e7213b9bb&utm_content=daily

East Sussex Community HUB 

https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/community/emergencyplanningandcommunitysafety/coronavirus/

Information from NHS

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

Information from UK government 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy

Information from UK government for employers and businesses

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

Information from Wealden District Council 

https://www.wealden.gov.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-covid-19-latest/

Information from Neighbourhood Watch about protecting the vulnerable and isolated 

https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/protect-isolated-and-vulnerable-during-covid-19-outbreak

Information from OFCOM on possible Scams

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/coronavirus-scam-calls-and-texts