Cases of Covid-19 are rising in Brighton & Hove and although fewer people are getting seriously ill, it is time to learn to live safely with the virus.
Although legal restrictions are removed, Covid-19 is still in the community and it is sensible to think about reducing the risk to you and others of getting ill.
Getting the Covid vaccine and thinking about wearing a mask are the best ways of protecting you and your family and friends from illness.
Although you are not now required by law to wear a mask, while Covid-19 rates are increasing, consider wearing one in crowded and indoor places.
Where you should still wear a face covering
Face coverings and face masks continue to be required in health and care settings to comply with infection prevention and control and adult social care guidance - unless you are exempt.
This includes in hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as GP surgeries and pharmacies. They must also be worn by everyone accessing or visiting care homes.
Get your Covid-19 vaccination today
If you haven’t had any of your Covid vaccines yet, it’s not too late. If you’ve had your first and second dose it’s really important to get your booster as soon as you’re eligible, so you’ve got the best possible protection against Covid-19.
Book online or over the phone
You can book online or by calling 119 for an appointment at Churchill Square or some pharmacies in the city.
Visit a walk-in session that suits you
There are walk-in sessions available every day across the city for anyone aged 16 or over. There’s no need to book, just turn up.
Every day 8.30am–7.30pm: Churchill Square vaccination centre, Russell Place, BN1 2RG (entrance opposite Marks and Spencer on Western Road).
Wednesday 16 March 10am-3.30pm Tesco Superstore, Church Road, Hove, BN3 2DL
Thursday 17 March 10.30am-2.30pm Outside Hove Polyclinic, Nevill Avenue, Hove, BN3 7HY
11am-4pm The Meridian Centre, Sutton Avenue, Peacehaven, BN10 8BB
Friday 18 March 10.30am-2.30pm St Peter’s Church, York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU
Saturday 19 March 11am-4pm Varley Halls of Residence, Coldean Lane, Brighton, BN1 9GR
Sunday 20 March 10.30am-2.30pm Waitrose car park, 130-134 Western Road (entrance to car park on Hampton Place), Brighton BN1 2LA
Monday 21 March 1.30pm-5pm Old Boat Community Centre, Carden Hill, Brighton, BN1 8GN
Tuesday 22 March 10.30am-2.30pm Denton Island Community Centre, Meeching Boat Yard, Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BA
If you’re not sure about getting the vaccine or if you have questions, you can go along to a vaccination session and speak to someone about it. They’ll be no pressure to have the vaccine on the day, but you can find out more.
Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds
If your child hasn’t had all their Covid vaccines yet through school, then you can get them at Churchill Square.
Book an appointment online or by calling 119
Walk-in, no appointment needed
A parent or carer must attend with the young person, and consent can be given on the day.
Free transport or parking
If you need help to get to and from a vaccination session in the city, free transport is available, but you’ll need to book ahead:
Phone 01444 275 008 from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
One-hour free parking is available for anyone getting a vaccine at Churchill Square and there is also free parking at Brighton Racecourse if you get your vaccine there.
For more information on the Sussex vaccination programme, including the latest local walk-in sessions, please have a look at the Sussex Health & Care Partnership website.