Health Advice to Protect Yourself and Others

From 19 July, England enters the fourth step of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

The latest information on Coronavirus and the UK’s response and management can be found on the government website.

Restrictions have been eased following the move to step 4. There are now no legal measures in place. However, we must continue to exercise caution. We all have a personal responsibility to keep each other safe from Coronavirus. Be clear on how you can keep yourself and others safe.

You should also follow the guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of the virus, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Further information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Sussex can be found on the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website.

Government roadmap out of lockdown

STEP FOUR

Monday 19 July 2021:

  • All legal limits on social contact will be removed
  • No legal limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, funerals and other life events. From April, the government will run pilots for events such as large weddings, festivals and work conferences. This will help to determine how measures such as enhanced testing might allow large groups to attend without social distancing
  • Nightclubs will be allowed to reopen
  • Help stop the spread of COVID
  • The NHS COVID-19 app is now live. By using the app, you’ll be helping to protect those around you – friends, family, colleagues and local communities. Use the app to scan NHS QR codes when checking in and out of hospitality venues and other businesses. Available from Apple iTunes Store and Google Play
  • Stay alert. Be considerate of other people and their personal space. Continue to social distance at 1 metre+ and wear a face covering in crowded areas.
  • Be aware that certain venues and businesses will now have their own COVID-19 prevention measures in place, and these may vary.

If you have symptoms of Coronavirus, order a test immediately at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119. 

The latest advice and information from the NHS can be found on the Coronavirus webpage of the NHS website.

This leaflet contains important information from the NHS to keep you safe while isolating at home: _COVID-Isolating-at-Home-Safety-Leaflet

Find out more about the Test and Trace Payment and the Discretionary Support Payment.

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If you have symptoms of Coronavirus, order a test immediately at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.

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All adults aged 18+ in England are eligible for the COVID vaccine.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved three COVID-19 vaccines for use in the UK:

 More info on the NHS website

The Sussex Health and Care Partnership explain further when the vaccine is likely to be available in Sussex:

Download this Easy-Read Guide to Vaccination from Public Health England.

While you are at home, there are number of ways you can keep fit and active: Staying in, happy and healthy

 

Some local surgeries now have dedicated area where anyone with Covid-19 symptoms can be seen safely. Visit the East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group website for information on:

If your mental health is struggling, you’re not alone. Reach out to someone you trust. If that isn’t an option for you, there is plenty of free, professional and confidential advice available:
 

Local advice

 
Call the Sussex Mental Healthline on
0300 5000 101 for urgent, crisis or general mental health support. The line is open 24/7.
 
Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free.
 
Self-refer to www.healthinmind.org.uk if you’re experiencing symptoms of stress anxiety or low mood, or visit the website for free resources.
 
Visit www.everymindmatters.co.uk for simple tips and advice to start taking better care of your mental wellbeing, and to get a personalised Mind Plan.
 
Visit www.e-wellbeing.co.uk for mental health support if you’re aged 13-25.
 
Visit www.sussexcamhs.nhs.uk for help supporting a child with their emotional wellbeing.
 
 
E-Wellbeing is a new online service to support young people in Sussex with their wellbeing and mental health.
 

Government advice

Advice is available to support your mental health and is supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Mental health and wellbeing guidance
 
The Government campaign to tackle loneliness has a website full of advice on how to help others or yourself if you are feeling lonely. Visit: letstalkloneliness

Unfortunately, we are aware of a number of scams taking advantage of the current circumstances.  Friends Against Scams has some helpful advice.

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau offers some good advice if you are struggling to pay your energy bills because of coronavirus.

Waste disposal: advice if someone in your household has Covid-19.

Our COVID 19 Community Pack contains other useful links and contacts.