Local people urged to continue to keep Sussex safe

Local people are being urged to keep Sussex safe and continue to play their part in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the NHS.

The actions of the public have so far helped ensure the spread of infection has been limited and that NHS and other healthcare services have been able to continue to provide the life-saving and critical care needed for our populations.

As many national restrictions are lifted across the country from today (19 July), it is vital this continues and people understand what they now need to do to keep themselves and others safe.

Our Keep Sussex Safe campaign provides four simple and easy-to-understand messages that are vital to ensure we can learn to live with COVID in the safest possible way.

They are:

  • Continue to behave with caution – COVID has not gone away, do everything you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe
  • Get your vaccine – anyone over 18 should have both doses of their vaccine as soon as possible.
  • Use NHS services responsibly – all NHS services are extremely busy, make sure you are using the right service at the right time.
  • If you have symptoms, get a test and self-isolate

People must also continue to wear a face covering and adhere to infection control measures in healthcare settings to protect patients, staff and visitors.

See more details about our Keep Sussex Safe campaign.