Latest local update on Covid-19 and vaccinations

Spring is on its way, so let’s do all we can to bring
Covid-19 case rates down across West Sussex.
Case rates remain high in the county; there were
10,464 new confirmed cases in the seven days to
Thursday 3 February.
There plenty of things we can all do to stay safe and
help #KeepWestSussexSafe. Wearing face masks in
indoor and crowded spaces, testing regularly and
getting vaccinated remain effective and sensible
precautions to help keep yourself and others safe.
Find out the latest Covid-19 rates in your area by visiting our data dashboard.
Vaccinations
Covid-19 boosters are now available for children aged 12 to 15 if they have a condition
that puts them at high risk from Covid-19 or they live with someone who has a weakened
immune system, and if they have had two doses of the vaccine at least three months
ago.
The boosters are also available to everyone aged 16 and over.
You can still get your first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, if you are eligible.
You can visit one of the walk-in vaccination sessions across West Sussex, or you can
book an appointment in advance via the national booking system or by calling 119.
Some children may also be able to get a vaccine at their school.
The vaccination programme in West Sussex has now started to roll out to children aged
between 5 and 11 who are considered to be most at risk of Covid-19, or live with
someone who is. More information is available on the Sussex Health & Care Partnership
website.
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
coordinator on 01444 275008.
Travel
All testing measures for eligible fully vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK will be
removed from 4am tomorrow (Thursday 11 February), simplifying the rules ahead of the
half term holiday. More information on the changes here.

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