Updated Wednesday 28 October

On 12 October 2020 the government introduced a new national system of local COVID alert levels.

The government has classified Brighton & Hove as Medium, indicating that national restrictions continue to be in place.

Read the latest advice in the Weekly statement by the Public Health team

This is an ongoing situation so please be aware that service information could change at short notice. We are following government advice and will be reviewing all our services in line with the latest information.

Covid-19 testing for residents

If you have any symptoms of coronavirus you should self isolate and book a test

Brighton & Hove residents have access to a number of local testing sites. The closest will be displayed when you book a test.

We have two Local Testing Sites in the city. One at the former Kings School site on Mile Oak Road in Portslade and one at East Brighton Park. You can walk or cycle to either of these Local Testing Sites but you must have booked your test in advance. 

We also have a number of Mobile Testing Units at different sites across the city and a Large Testing Site you can drive to at Plumpton Racecourse. 

If you need to access Covid-19 testing, the NHS website will give you a list of the current sites operating in your local area on the day you need it.

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.

Service changes

We are working hard to keep council services operating during the pandemic. Many face to face services are currently suspended, however you can contact us by phone, email and via the website.

Use our A to Z guide to find information on all council services

Council customer services centres

  • customer service centres are closed. 
  • Hove Town Hall civic reception is closed
  • Brighton Town Hall is only open to registrars and the Local Land Charges Personal Search Terminal

Our switchboard is operating a reduced service.

Privacy notice

Read our COVID-19 privacy notice for information on how we collect, store and process your data.