• All adults now able to have jab

    All adults can now book a life-saving Covid jab vaccine.

    From today, everyone aged 18 and over is being urged to arrange a jab if they have not had one as the NHS Covid Vaccination Programme, the biggest in health service history, begins the final push to protect the country.

    People can book on the national booking system – either the website or by calling 119 – or through their GP led service.

    People aged 39 and under who are eligible and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with updated JCVI guidance.

    This opening up to the final cohort of people comes fewer than 200 days since the NHS made history by delivering the first Covid vaccine.

  • Bus services increase from 18th May

    From Monday 18 May service levels on routes 1, 1A, 12, 12A, 24, 26 & 49 will be increasing to continue to enable physical distancing.

    Routes 2, 25 & 46 have also been revised. Plus, there will be some timing changes on route 27 in response to passenger feedback. Special timetables for Mondays to Saturdays from Monday 18 May are available here. The Sunday and bank holiday special timetables from Sunday 17 May are available here.

  • CAB Covid Benefits Advice Update 29052020

    Council Tax reminders
    People may be receiving reminders to make outstanding payments, and we are keen to
    raise awareness that there is plenty of help available to support people to meet costs.
    Our benefit calculator shows that Council Tax Support is one of the most underclaimed
    benefits, but there’s also other help available,
    and there’s further information on reduction schemes here; please encourage people
    you may be working with to contact us if they need advice.

  • coronovirus covid19 update 20042020


    National Updates

    New government guidance and updates to existing ones

    • Children and Young People
    • Schools
    • Travel
    • Funerals
      • Further guidance for those managing or organising funerals during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
      • Council Covid Update


        Meetings of full council and committees need to be considered to ensure that they are necessary and proportionate and that all steps are taken to minimise risk. 

        Attendance by the public will be restricted to the numbers that can be accommodated safely taking the advice from Public Health England.

        The public will be encouraged to watch proceedings via webcast and those wanting to ask questions, present petitions or deputations will be advised the need to minimise attendance in person and offered the option of questions, petitions, deputations being taken as read, receiving written responses.

        You can look at the calendar of meetings for more information about recent or upcoming committees and to find out if they are being held.

      • Covid 19 - coronovirus

        During this time of Corona virus here is a list of groups across Brighton and Hove that can help those in need of assistance!

        with more listed on a Google spreadsheet at


      • covid update 0921

        As of Wednesday 8 September 659,105 people over 16 in West Sussex have had one dose of the vaccine. That's 85.5% of the 16+ population.

        Everyone is still able to come forward for a vaccination – there is no time limit. If you are yet to have your first dose please visit a walk-in service to receive your vaccine.

      • 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.

      • Here is an update from Wellsbourne Healthcare.

        Dear friend of Wellsbourne Healthcare

        We hope that you and your family and friends are all staying safe during the current outbreak.  This is just to let you know about what’s happening at Wellsbourne Healthcare now and in the coming weeks.

        Infection Control To keep visitors and staff as safe as possible, we are open during our normal hours but we are asking people not to come to the surgery in person.  Instead, people can contact us by phone on 01273 000544 for all enquiries, appointments and repeat prescriptions.  If we do ask you to come in person, we have made arrangements to keep everyone safely distanced.  The Broadway Surgery is doing the same.  Lloyds Pharmacy is also open.

      • Staying Covid safe this winter

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        The winter weather is here and Christmas present shopping is well underway, so please wrap up warm and wear a face covering when heading out and enjoying festivities in West Sussex.

        See our #WinterReady campaign.

        Yesterday the government announced we’re moving to Plan B to help slow the spread of Covid-19 and its Omicron variant.

        As a result, face coverings are due to be required by law in most indoor settings from 

      • The national contact tracing service has started today (28 May)


        The national contact tracing service has started today (28 May), guidance and info is available here:

        The app is free and simple to use. Once you’ve downloaded the app, Bluetooth technology on your phone will record the distance between other phones that also have the app installed. If you become unwell with symptoms of coronavirus, you can allow the app to inform the NHS. This will trigger a notification that the NHS will then send anonymously to all other app users who you’ve been in significant contact with over the previous few days. Affected app users will be sent official NHS advice on what to do next.