Updated 30 November 2021
Coronavirus is still a serious health risk.
Due to concerns about the new Omicron variant, the government introduced enhanced Covid measures from 30 November. They will be reviewed in three weeks.
- You must wear a face covering in shops and other settings such as banks, post offices and hairdressers, as well as on public transport, unless exempt.
- Face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all education settings by staff, visitors and students in year 7 and above, unless they are exempt.
- All travellers arriving into the country are now required to take a PCR test on day 2 and self-isolate until they have received a negative test result.
UK residents arriving from a red list country must isolate in a government-approved facility for 10 days and take a PCR test on day 2 and day 8.
- All close contacts of anyone who has tested positive for a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant are required to isolate for 10 days, whether they have been vaccinated or not.
You should also keep following advice to protect yourself and others:
- get your first and second vaccine doses as soon as possible, and your booster if you’re eligible – you can book an appointment online or walk-in sessions are available every day
- take lateral flow tests regularly, especially when mixing with other households, and report your results – order test packs online, collect from Jubilee Library or Hove Town Hall, or register for a collect code to pick up test kits from pharmacies
- book a free PCR test if you have any symptoms, are a close contact or if you test positive on a lateral flow test, and isolate if required
- meet outside where possible, or let fresh air in
- keep your social contacts to a minimum
- check into venues when you go out
- wash your hands with soap regularly, and for at least 20 seconds
Find out more about what you should do to protect yourself and others.
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