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.

Appointments are available for all paid or employed health and care staff working with adults or children

This includes:

  • 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.

Find out more and book your health and care workforce vaccination.

Read more about the Covid vaccination programme in Sussex, including frequently asked questions.

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.

Vaccinations

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.

Thank you.

Daisy Fernandez

Register Manager

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 publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk 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 publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk who your visiting GP is.

Complete the NHS Capacity Tracker on a daily basis if possible

Infection Control

For support with Infection, prevention and control:

Testing   

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.

Access the Government 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.