Keep doing what you can to reduce transmission

In the 7 days up to 5 February (based on data published on 10 February) we had 3,316 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Brighton & Hove.

This is:

  • Down 7.6% on the previous 7 days
  • equivalent to a weekly rate of 1136.6 per 100,000 residents
  • higher than the South East which was 1071.6 per 100,000
  • higher than the rate for England, which was 837.3 per 100,000 

What this means for Brighton & Hove

Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council said:

“Covid hasn’t gone away and we still have high case rates in both children and adults.

“For everyone, but especially for those who are vulnerable, doing what we can to reduce transmission will make a difference.

“It’s encouraging to see so many people still wearing masks in shops and on public transport in the city. We should all continue to reduce our chance of catching or spreading the virus in those higher risk situations where it’s busy or where there’s limited fresh air. Particularly through winter months while we’re indoors more.

“Testing too, remains available and important to break the chain of transmission. Please keep using lateral flow tests, and if you have any symptoms book a PCR test and stay at home.

“For anyone who has not yet had a Covid vaccine, or is due a second or booster dose, please get it now so that you have the highest possible protection. There’s plenty of availability at all our vaccines sites. You can book an appointment or find a walk in – whichever is more convenient for you.”

Key advice we should all follow to keep each other safe and well

Get your Covid vaccines as soon as you can so you have the best protection against the virus.

  • 16+: book online or visit a walk-in.
  • 12-15: get vaccines through schools, or from Churchill Square by booking online. Parents or carers must attend with anyone under 16.

Reduce your close contacts and keep groups small. 

Meet outside where possible or open a window to let fresh air in.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser regularly and cover coughs and sneezes.

Continue to wear a face covering in all crowded or enclosed spaces, including on public transport.

Take lateral flow tests before you meet others or go to crowded or enclosed places. Report your results and isolate if you test positive. You can order tests online, or collect from Jubilee Library, Hove Town Hall, or many pharmacies. 

Stay at home if you feel unwell, to reduce the risk of passing other illnesses onto others.

If you have any Covid symptoms you must self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test.

If you test positive on a PCR test or lateral flow test you must stay at home and follow the latest self-isolation rules. When you receive your results, you’ll be given advice about what to do next.

If you've been in close contact with someone who's tested positive for COVID-19 and you’re:

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