Coronavirus update for Members and Parish Councils
14 December 2021
· 10 December
You must wear a face covering in most indoor public places, at large venues and events, and on public transport. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
· 13 December
People aged 30 or over can pre-book a booster dose appointment two months after their second dose. Book your booster: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or find a walk in vaccination site: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/
You should work from home if you can.
· From 14 December
Fully vaccinated (at the moment this refers to two doses of the vaccine) contacts of someone with COVID-19 should take rapid lateral flow tests every day for seven days. If you test positive or develop symptoms, you need to self-isolate for ten days. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/daily-rapid-testing-for-covid-19-contacts-launches-this-week
· From 15 December
People aged 18 or over will be able to pre-book a booster dose appointment two months after their second dose. You can get your booster dose https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/ three months after your second dose.
You’ll need to show your NHS COVID pass https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass at nightclubs, some venues and large events to show you’re fully vaccinated, have had a negative test result in the last 48 hours, or if you have an exemption.
In our area the Sussex Health and Care Partnership is responsible for the roll out of the vaccination booster programme. We have been in touch with our NHS colleagues to offer our help, including:
- offering additional premises for vaccinations;
- sharing key updates with our stakeholders and our local communities; and,
- encouraging our staff and members to volunteer to assist with the ongoing vaccination programme.
At the moment, our NHS colleagues are exploring how they can extend the hours and days of their vaccination services. Any available appointments will be added to the National Booking system.
From tomorrow (Wednesday 15 Dec) all adults will be able to arrange their vaccination when they reach two months from their second dose, and receive it when they are at three months.
It’s worth noting that new appointments are being added all of the time.
Where can I access my jab?
We have included the list below. However, it can also be found here: https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/covid-19-vaccinations/where-can-i-get-my-covid-19-vaccination/west-sussex-gp-led-vaccination-services/
- Northgate vaccination centre – book via the national booking website or calling 119
- Kamsons Pharmacy, Eastgate Square, PO19 1JL – book via the national booking website or calling 119
- Pharmacy Link, New Parade, East Wittering, PO20 8EA – book via the national booking website or calling 119
- Midhurst Pharmacy, Whithorne House, North Street, GU29 9DH – Book via the national booking website or by calling 119
- Sidlesham vaccination service, for patients at:
- Cathedral Medical Group
- Langley House Surgery
- Lavant Road Surgery
- Parklands Surgery
- Selsey Medical Practice
- Southbourne Surgery
- Tangmere Medical Centre
- Witterings Medical Centre
- Pulborough Medical Group, for patients at:
- Pulborough Medical Centre
- Loxwood Surgery
- Riverbank Medical Centre, for patients at:
- Riverbank Medical Centre
- Petworth Surgery
What about walk-in vaccinations?
Currently, walk in services are mainly offering first and second vaccinations. You can find out more, including the locations that are offering them, here: https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/covid-19-vaccinations/where-can-i-get-my-covid-19-vaccination/walk-in-vaccination-sessions/
We are currently encouraging our staff to volunteer to assist with the booster vaccination drive. We are also asking staff if they are trained to administer vaccinations. We would consider releasing staff to assist with the booster vaccination programme if they have been trained in this area.
How can I volunteer?
There are various ways you can volunteer. The majority can be found here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/join-the-nhs-covid-19-vaccine-team/#i-am-interested-in-volunteering However, many local NHS services are also using their own volunteer schemes and you can check their websites for details. .
NHS vaccination communications and enquiries