Find information, guidance and resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for home care providers and people that need care at home.

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.

Where to get help and advice

Find out how you can request help for yourself or someone else because of COVID-19.

Find help to stay safe at home, and help to reduce your risk of falls.

If you're an unpaid carer for family or friends, you can phone The Carers Hub on 01273 977 000 to get support and information from our dedicated advice and assessment support service. 

You can find more information about testing for COVID-19 on the NHS Test & Trace page.

Training available for home care

Health are providing a weekly 2-hour online session called Prepare, Prevent, Manage on Fridays at 2pm to 4pm.

This training is for any team or individual that are supporting Care across Sussex.

To access this session please go to Prepare, Prevent and Manage COVID-19 to book your place.

There are other online sessions available on The Learning Gateway - click link and scroll down to view all courses.

Update on PPE Orders for Home Care

See the updated PPE order limits for Domiciliary care providers. 

Domiciliary care providers with fewer than 20 clients can order up to (per week):

  • 200 IIR masks
  • 400 aprons
  • 800 gloves (400 pairs)
  • 2 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • 200 visors

Domiciliary care providers with between 20 and 49 clients can order up to (per week):

  • 800 IIR masks
  • 800 aprons
  • 1,600 gloves (800 pairs)
  • 4 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • 200 visors

Domiciliary care providers with between 50 and 99 clients can order up to (per week):

  • 2,000 IIR masks
  • 2,000 aprons
  • 4,000 gloves (2,000 pairs)
  • 6 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • 200 visors

Domiciliary care providers with between 100 and 149 clients can order up to (per week):

  • 2,000 IIR masks
  • 3,000 aprons
  • 6,000 gloves (3,000 pairs)
  • 8 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • 200 visors

Domiciliary care providers with between 150 and 500 clients can order up to (per week):

  1. 8,000 IIR masks
  2. 6,000 aprons
  3. 12,000 gloves (6,000 pairs)
  4. 24 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  5. 1,000 visors

Domiciliary care providers with between 500 and 999 clients can order up to (per week):

  • 12,000 IIR masks
  • 14,000 aprons
  • 24,000 gloves (12,000 pairs)
  • 24 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • 1,000 visors

Domiciliary care providers with more than 1,000 clients can order up to (per week):

  • 16,000 IIR masks
  • 20,000 aprons
  • 28,000 gloves (14,000 pairs)
  • 48 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • 1,000 visors 

Professional Carer Badges

If you are provider or carer requiring a Professional Carers Badge please complete your application form and email to

PCBApplication@brighton-hove.gov.uk and copy in Hannah.Boakye@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Please highlight in the subject and text whether the application is for a ‘Renewal PCB’ or ‘New PCB’ request as these can then be filtered to the correct person to action promptly.

Make sure you provide all the correct contact details for parking to obtain payment over the phone.

Go to our web page to find information and criteria on The Professional Carers Badge.

Go to the online application form.

All badges will now be sent out via Recorded Delivery.

About this page

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.  

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 at contractsunit.adminteam@brighton-hove.gov.uk