Current Covid-19 rates remain very high across West Sussex. The latest figures show there were more than 11,800 cases across West Sussex in one week (31 December – 6 January).
Find out the latest Covid-19 rates in your area by visiting our data dashboard.
Face coverings remain compulsory in many indoor settings so if you’re popping to the shops, wear a face covering. Click here for a full list of indoor settings where face coverings are required.
In a temporary change to government guidance, if you get a positive rapid lateral flow result you will not need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must still self-isolate immediately if you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result.
You should continue to report positive rapid lateral flow results on the GOV.UK website.
Please do not leave your place of isolation to collect a testing kit. We recommend that you order a kit for delivery to your home, or ask a friend, relative, or carer to collect a kit on your behalf.
Demand for testing kits is high so please keep trying if you’re unable to get kits first time. Click here for details on how to pick up or order a free lateral flow test kit.
There are some exceptions to the revised approach, which mean you may still need to take a PCR test. These can be found on the government website.
We continue to work closely with our local NHS colleagues to support the vaccination programme.
Everyone aged 12 and above is now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccination. You can find walk-in and bookable Covid-19 vaccination centres across West Sussex.
From Friday there will be a ‘week of walk-in’ clinics with even more opportunities for people to receive their vaccinations.
Walk-in sessions include a clinic at:
- Angmering Community Centre on Saturday 15 and Friday 21 January from 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Bognor Medical Centre on Friday 14 and Sunday 16 January from 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Crawley – various venues on Saturday 15 January
- Saxonbrook Medical, Maidenbower Place, Crawley on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 January from 8am to 6pm
- Durrington Health Centre, Durrington Lane, Worthing on Saturday, 15 January from 9am to 5pm
- Sidlesham Football Club on Saturday 15 January from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Details of all the latest walk-in services are available on the Sussex Health & Care Partnership website.
If you have previously missed a vaccination appointment because of having Covid-19 your rescheduled date for vaccination must be at least 28 days since you received a positive test if you are aged 18 or above, or 12 weeks since a positive test if you are aged under 18.
You can book free travel to and from your Covid-19 vaccination appointment, if you have no other means to get there, by calling Sussex Health & Care Partnership’s travel co-ordinator on 01444 275008.