- West Sussex will be in Tier 2 from next week
- Local support for NHS Test & Trace
- Immunisation job opportunities
New local restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus will come into effect next week. The government has announced that from Wednesday (December 2), West Sussex will be in Tier 2. This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, and some additional restrictions will need to be in place.
You can find a full breakdown of the new restrictions here.
National restrictions continue to apply until December 2.
A new service has just gone live to support the national NHS Test and Trace system.
Working from West Sussex County Council’s COVID-19 Community Hub, the Local Tracing Partnership will take on responsibility for contacting individuals across East and West Sussex who have received a positive COVID-19 test result, but were unable to be contacted by the national NHS Test and Trace team within 48 hours.
Residents in West Sussex who need to be contacted by the Community Hub, will receive a text, call or email from one of the below:
- Text: COVID TRACE
- Phone: 01243 642153
- Email: West Sussex County Council Local COVID Tracing Partnership
The NHS is looking for people who can help deliver the biggest ever immunisation programme that Sussex has ever seen.
They’re looking for trained vaccinators and people who they can safely train to be vaccinators. This includes people who can work as flexibly as possible, including evenings and weekends.
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) also need people who can support the programme, including administrators, front-of-house staff, drivers and operations managers.
If you can help, please look at the job opportunities being advertised on the SCFT website, where you can also apply.