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Coronavirus update

Sussex Health and Care Partnership
The NHS in Sussex report that the vaccine roll-out is well under way and that all patients registered with a GP in Sussex have now been allocated to one of the GP-led local vaccination services and will be contacted when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. GPs have been working together in local groups to arrange the vaccination of their patients, usually at one shared location.

A new large scale vaccination centre has just opened at Brighton Centre – this venue provides an alternative to local GP-led vaccination services. Residents should not contact the Brighton Centre direct – the NHS booking service will write to eligible people providing them with full details of how to book an appointment so that they can then choose whether to make a booking at the Brighton Centre or wait until they are contacted by their own GP for an appointment at a more local vaccination centre if more convenient.  For further information please see here.

Nationally, in excess of 7 million vaccines have already taken place and from Monday 25th January a further 32 large-scale vaccination centres capable of vaccinating thousands of people each week opened, bringing the total of such centres to 50 plus.
Chichester District Council has announced that the vaccine will also be delivered at high street pharmacies. Boots, Superdrug and several independent stores will be the first of hundreds of community pharmacies to offer vaccinations. CDC have been told that in Sussex, the first community vaccination services are due to come online in the next fortnight.
Test and Trace
For the latest Government guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested please see here.

If, as a result of a test you are told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace, you may be eligible for a £500 support payment if you live in England and meet the criteria to qualify. Full details can be seen here.

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