Coronavirus update

National Vaccination Update
The first dose of a Coronavirus vaccine has now been received by almost 34 million people with 13 million having had their second dose.

Local Vaccination Update
Pulborough Medical Group are now offering vaccination appointments to any patient aged 42+ as well as those with underlying health conditions. For details, please see their website here: –

For the latest update for patients of the Arundel Surgery please see here: –

NHS Test and Trace
For the latest update on the NHS Test and Trace service including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive please see here.

For the latest update on getting tested for Coronavirus if you have symptoms – and if you do not – please see here.

Holidays after 17th May
Under current COVID-19 restrictions you can holiday in England but only in a campsite, caravan, boat, second home, or other self-contained accommodation. This should only be with your household or support bubble and you must not stay overnight with anyone not in your household or support bubble, unless a legal exemption applies. Self-contained holiday accommodation has reopened but this is accommodation in which facilities are restricted to exclusive use of a single household/support bubble. International holidays are not permitted.

With the arrival of Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap due on 17th May it is hoped that there may be certain relaxations in relation to holidays and travel but in the meantime the Government have confirmed that from that date domestic cruises will be able to operate with up to 1,000 people or 50% capacity, whichever is lower although COVID-secure guidance will continue to apply.

By step 4, from 21st June, the government hopes to remove all legal limits on social contact. This includes lifting capacity limits for domestic cruises. For more information, please see here.

Stay well and keep safe and if you require help with shopping or prescriptions, please contact
Fr. Peter Mallinson (Bury) 839057 or Ken & Diana Rowsell (West Burton) 831475