Support for local care providers of adult social care, including care homes. Find information, guidance and resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
News and updates
Find all updated COVID-19 news and information from GOV.UK.
Friday 15 January
Covid vaccinations for health and social care professionals
The NHS is now inviting all health and care professionals in Sussex to book a Covid-19 vaccination at one of the hospital-based vaccination sites.
- all NHS staff from primary, community and secondary care
- staff of independent and third sector health and care providers
- care and care home staff in public, private and not for profit sectors
There is a high demand for appointments and they fill very quickly. If slots are unavailable when you first look, please check back as further slots are being added regularly as more of the vaccine arrives.
Tuesday 5 January 2021
National lockdown: stay at home
We’ll keep this page updated with information for care home providers and visiting care homes during the new national lockdown.
Wednesday 23 December 2020
New care home visiting arrangements
The government has issued new guidance on visiting care homes during COVID-19.
Visits to care homes can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows. Close-contact indoor visits are not allowed.
Find information from GOV.UK on how you can prepare for the vaccination roll-out as a care home.
Find general information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme, including leaflets and posters.
Vaccination consent forms
GOV.UK has provided COVID-19 vaccination consent forms for:
Watch Sunshine at Swanborough House
Read the letter from Swanborough House
We created the Sunshine at Swanborough House video to bring smiles on everyone’s faces, specially for our residents’ relative to see how happy their loved ones are and how they are utilising their time in the lock down to uplift themselves and everyone around them.
In the video you will see our residents and staff performing various activities showcasing our residents’ individual personalities and that even in difficult times we are never alone and we can overcome every hurdle life throws at us with a positive attitude and smile on our face.
I hope all of you enjoy the video.
Swanborough House, Renovo Brighton Limited
Working together to stay safe
If you have your first ever covid19 case or 2 or more cases of covid19 in your home / setting, please contact the Public Health England Health Protection Team
If you have 1 case please let firstname.lastname@example.org know. We can provide support, follow up and ensure we are aware of what’s happening in the city.
If you have 1 case or more please also let your visiting GP or Practice nurse know. Please inform email@example.com who your visiting GP is.
Complete the NHS Capacity Tracker on a daily basis if possible
For support with Infection, prevention and control:
If you have problems registering or the swabs haven't been delivered, please contact the DHSC helpline number on 0300 303 2713 or email COVIDCareHomeTesting@dhsc.gov.uk
For enquiries regarding registration or late results:
Covid-19 testing for frontline key workers
You can book a test using the Government’s self-referral portal.
The Government have also published a guide for using the self-referral portal.
This content is regularly updated with the latest information available.
The COVID-19 situation can rapidly change locally as well as nationally. We will revise information quickly and accurately.
To make sure you have the most up to date information, check dates before you print any information.
For the latest overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) see the DHSC portal.
More information on COVID-19 and our services
If you have a question about our services during COVID-19, please email both the relevant commissioner and the Contracts Unit Team on ContractsUnit.AdminTeam@brighton-hove.gov.uk
In particular, please let us know as soon as possible if you are:
- experiencing any staffing issues
- whether you are open or closed to new referrals
Find out how you can get help if you need extra support because of COVID-19.