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Vaccination rollout latest 180121

Vaccination rollout latest

The NHS in Sussex continues its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination – this is the largest vaccination programme ever undertaken by the NHS. The Sussex Health and Care Partnership website has details on the rollout, including when you can expect to get your jab and details of vaccination scams to be aware of.

In order to help elderly and vulnerable people get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments, concessionary bus pass holders can travel for free in West Sussex before 9.30am from this Monday (18 January).

Concessionary bus pass holders can currently travel free of charge in West Sussex, off-peak - which is weekdays 9.30am -11pm - and all day at weekends and bank holidays. From Monday, this temporary relaxation will allow them to also travel for free before 9.30am.

More information about the county council’s bus pass scheme is available here.

Latest COVID-19 figures

National restrictions remain in place. Cases in West Sussex have been rising and although we may have seen a plateau in cases, we must act like we have it to stop the spread.

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The UK’s largest vaccination campaign is underway

Key messages

We all have an important part to play:

  • please do not contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, they will contact you;
  • when you are contacted, please attend your booked appointments;
  • once you have had your first vaccination you will receive a further appointment to receive the second dose, and
  • please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.

For straightforward steps to keep yourself and others safe and get help if you need it, visit www.keepsussexsafe.uk   

Scam Alert

We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details. 

People are warned to be alert to these scams. 

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COVID-19 vaccination scam alert


We are sharing this information on behalf of Sussex  NHS Commissioners
COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.

People are warned to be alert to these scams.

Read more: COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

Enhanced NHS111 service launches for Sussex

From today the NHS 111 service in Kent, Medway and Sussex is being enhanced and it can now offer access to a wider range of health care professionals.

 From today the NHS 111 service in Kent, Medway and Sussex is being enhanced and it can now offer access to a wider range of health care professionals.

GPs, paramedics, nurses, mental health professionals, dental nurses and pharmacists are all part of the new NHS111 clinical assessment service which launched today (1 October 2020).

 People who call 111 – free from mobiles or landlines 24/7 - or access the service via www.111.nhs.uk will speak to call handlers and/or healthcare professionals who will be able to assess symptoms over the phone, issue prescriptions and directly book people into onward care appointments if they need one.

 

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Courses designed to increase confidence and resilience

Enrol now to secure a place. Courses designed to increase confidence and resilience and support people through difficult times to get back to work.

 

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Identify strategies to improve your wellbeing. Discover ways to manage your feelings during difficult events. Develop habits that encourage you to feel positive about life. Identify strategies to enhance your social support networks.

Starting Wednesday 30th September 10 weeks, 10am-12pm, £64, or Free if in receipt of benefits
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Changing Chalk Survey: C19 and the Sussex Downs

The National Trust and partners have a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support activities and ideas that will help people to spend more time on the Sussex Downs and enjoy their experience of them when they are there.

The Sussex Downs are the range of chalk hills that extend from the borders of West Sussex to Eastbourne. They are part of the wider range of hills known as the South Downs.

The project is focused on the eastern range of the Downs, north of Brighton and Hove to Eastbourne, which include popular landmarks such as Devil’s Dyke to the north west, and Beachy Head to the east.

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Storm Francis on Tuesday and Wednesday

Strong winds are expected on Tuesday leading to disruption to transport, damaged or fallen trees, damage to buildings and power outages.

 

Warnings issued:

· Yellow WIND Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium impacts) valid 0900 on Tuesday 25th August to 0900 on Wednesday 26th August 2020.

 Next 12 hours:

Today will see a mix of sunshine and showers. The showers could potentially be heavy in places with isolated surface water possible but, as with any showery situation, many places will remain dry. Showers will gradually die out during the evening.

 Tonight / Tomorrow:

An area of low pressure, now named as Storm Francis, will develop to the west of the UK tonight, move across Ireland tomorrow morning and then east across northern England and into the North Sea by tomorrow night. This will bring heavy rain and unseasonably strong winds across much of the UK.

Areas of rain, locally heavy, are expected to move northeast across southeast England tonight, gradually clearing to the east tomorrow morning. Showers, isolated heavy, are expected to follow from the west during the day before dying out during the evening.

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