Keep Sussex Safe

The NHS and other health and care organisations in Sussex have teamed up to keep things simple. We’ve set out the straightforward steps that you can take to keep yourself and other safe and reduce your risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

Please help spread the message, not the virus.

Protect yourself and others

Take common-sense steps to reduce the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus. You can spread the virus even if you do not have symptoms.

Think Hands, Face, Space – washing your hands regularly, using a face mask in areas where social distancing is difficult, and keeping 2 metres’ space between you and others will all help to reduce the spread of the virus.

If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, please use the government portal to book a test. It is important that you and anyone you live with continue to self-isolate until you get a test result.

You can find more information, support and guidance on testing If you have a continuous cough or fever, self-isolate and contact NHS111 if you need further advice or help.

Get medical help if you need it

Our NHS services in Sussex are currently very busy. However, we are working very hard to keep them running and here for you.

The NHS is open and here for you. For now, please continue to attend appointments as advised. You don’t need to call to check that a booked appointment is going ahead. You will be contacted directly if anything changes with your care.

  • If you need medical help from your GP, contact them online or by phone to be assessed
  • For urgent medical help, contact NHS 111 online or by phone.
  • The Sussex Mental Healthline – offers crisis care for people in urgent need of help with their mental health. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call on 0300 5000 101.
  • For minor injuries, our six Minor Injury Units and our seven Urgent Treatment Centres are open, just call NHS 111 to get an appointment.
  • For minor illnesses, please contact your GP practice, visit your local pharmacy or call NHS 111 who may offer your an appointment at one of our seven Urgent Treatment Centres.
  • Please only call 999 in the event of a medical emergency.

NHS services in Sussex are open and here for you.

Visit the pages below for more information on accessing local health and care services during the lockdown.

  1. Coronavirus advice and guidance
  2. Self-care
  3. GP practices, community services, flu vaccines and health screenings
  4. Hospitals
  5. Mental health
  6. Dental
  7. Resources for the voluntary and community sector

Need more information?

For more information on community support, help available and the impact of the national restrictions on local council services, please visit the following pages: