14 July 2022 

In the last few weeks we’ve seen the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the city, and across England increase in all age groups.  

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) COVID-19 infection survey data shows 1 in 25 people in Brighton & Hove testing positive for COVID-19. This is the same as the estimated rate for England which is 1 in 25. (Data correct for 29 June, as published on 8 July).  

The number of patients in the Royal Sussex County Hospital with confirmed COVID-19 has also risen over the last month.  

COVID-19 has not gone away and there are still actions you can take to reduce your risk of catching and spreading the virus. 

You should:

  • stay at home and avoid contact with others if you feel unwell, have a temperature or have flu or COVID-like symptoms. 
  • make sure you have all the doses of the COVID-19 vaccination that you are eligible for so you have the best protection against severe illness and long COVID. 
  • let fresh air in if meeting inside
  • wear a face mask in all health and care settings to protect the most vulnerable and consider wearing a mask or face covering in other crowded or enclosed places while infection rates are high
  • wash your hands regularly and cover coughs and sneezes to reduce the spread of viruses

Read the latest government advice on how you can reduce the risk to yourself and others

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