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    Town and Parish News – July 2022

        Issue 42 | July 2022 Please share the information in this eNewsletter widely within your communities. Book loving volunteers needed Please help us find volunteers for our Home Library Direct service which delivers books and other items to people who are unable to go to their local library. Currently, we particularly need volunteers in the Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Crawley and Worthing areas. This is a hugely rewarding role that is greatly appreciated by customers, many of whom find the service a lifeline.   Library volunteers needed Help us share our BBQ safety message Our West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have launched a new campaign, in partnership…

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    West Sussex County Council – Stay safe from Covid-19 this winter

    “We want everyone across West Sussex to be as safe as possible during the festive period, and throughout the rest of winter. The best way to do that remains the Covid-19 vaccination,” says the Director of Public Health for West Sussex. The eligibility for booster jabs has now been extended by the government to everyone aged 18 and over who had their second dose at least three months ago. First and second vaccine dose appointments continue to be available as well as boosters. Our webpage contains further information as well as links to NHS pages and instructions how to book. The NHS is working hard to increase the availability of…

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    Town and Parish News May 2021

    Issue 29| May 2021 Covid-19 update From today, Monday 17 May, up to six people or two households can meet indoors. Overnight stays will also be allowed and groups of up to 30 people may meet outdoors. Further restrictions have also been lifted such as: hospitality venues, including pubs and restaurants, will be allowed to open indoors for groups of six indoor entertainment venues like cinemas and theatres will be allowed to open up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, funerals, and wakes care homes residents will be able to have up to five named visitors, with two visitors able to attend at once provided they are tested…

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    Covid Update – March 2021

    People aged 60 and over are now eligible for their COVID vaccination This week people aged 60 to 64 will be starting to receive their invitations to book their COVID jab. Letters will be arriving from the national booking service inviting them to visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 free of charge to arrange their appointment. By following these steps, anyone in this group will be able to book an appointment at the larger vaccination centres or pharmacy led services. Extending the programme to those aged 60 and over means that everyone in the first seven priority groups are now eligible for their vaccination, with people aged between 50 and 60 set to…

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    Town and Parish News – February 2021

    Issue 25| February 2021 Latest on COVID-19 Great to see that rates of COVID-19 cases continue to fall in areas of West Sussex but we urge you to act like you have it and #KeepWestSussexSafe.  In the seven days to Tuesday 2 February there were 1,795 new cases. This means on average, 256 people are testing positive for COVID-19 each day in West Sussex. However, cases are falling compared to the previous week.  The latest data indicates there have been 37,758 cases so far in West Sussex as at Sunday 7th February 2021. This is 4,370 cases per 100,000 population. Around one in three people infected with the virus do not have any symptoms and could be…

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    Town and Parish News January 2021

    Issue 24 | January 2021 Vaccination rollout and bus pass relaxation The NHS in Sussex continues its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination – this is the largest vaccination programme ever undertaken by the NHS. Please let your communities know that The Sussex Health and Care Partnership website has details on the rollout, including when they can expect to get their jab and details of vaccination scams to be aware of. Please also help us spread the message about the relaxation of the concessionary bus pass rules so people can get to early morning vaccination appointments. They can now travel for free in West Sussex before 9.30am. Concessionary bus pass holders can currently travel free…

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    Covid-19 Vaccination Update

    Message from the programme     Today we have launched this new daily update for the COVID-19 vaccination programme across your local area. This aims to inform you of the progress being made to roll out the programme and to sign post you and others to relevant local information about the vaccination.   We know how important it is at this time to have regular, clear and consistent communications as we step up the programme and will be doing everything possible to keep you updated.  Understandably, everyone wants to know when they will get their vaccine and in response to this, we have launched a public campaign called “When will I get my…

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    Town and Parish News January 2021

    Issue 23 | Special edition COVID-19 news January 2021 Vaccination rollout To help you answer questions from residents on the vaccine rollout in West Sussex please view updated details here. The website also includes what residents can expect when they have their vaccination and a detailed list of FAQs, which can be found here. This page also provides contact details if you have a question or want to give feedback. National lockdown restrictions You can familiarise yourself with the new lockdown restrictions in full by visiting the GOV.UK website  There are campaign resources including posters that you can download here. You can also help us get the message out about the new lockdown…

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    Town and Council Parish News December 2020

    New Tier 2 ‘High Alert’ rules now in place West Sussex has been placed in Tier 2. Please help us get the message out about the new tier-2 rules by sharing the following within your community messaging groups (e.g. Whatsapp, Facebook, emails etc.) The new restrictions include: Mixing indoors only with people in the same household or bubble Sticking to the rule of six outdoors (including private gardens) COVID-secure businesses can re-open Spectators will be allowed to watch sport, with a maximum crowd capacity outdoors of 50% of the capacity of the stadium or 2,000 people, whichever is smaller. Indoors, the maximum capacity is 1,000 Indoor entertainment venues, such as…

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