Wednesday 23 March 2022 marks two years since the start of the first lockdown.
Brighton & Hove City Council is supporting Marie Curie’s National Day of Reflection, a day to connect, support the millions of people who are grieving, and remember the family, friends, neighbours and colleagues we've lost over the last two years.
Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Leader of the Council said: “The last two years have been really hard for many who have faced trauma and loss, while others have experienced ill health, isolation, separation, or unemployment.
“Today on the National Day of Reflection, we take time to reflect on what’s happened and what’s ahead. We remember the 570 residents in the city who have died from Covid-19 – they are our friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. Today offers a reminder for us all to reach out and support those who continue to grieve or struggle.
“We should also champion the ongoing enormous efforts, contributions and sacrifices of so many in our city. And you can recognise those efforts by nominating a Covid hero.
“As we begin to try to learn to live alongside an unforgiving pandemic we must not forget that it hasn’t gone away.
“Covid rates are as high today in Brighton & Hove as they were in January and we all need to continue doing what we can to protect each other. Keep taking care to reduce your chances of catching and spreading Covid-19.”
Nominate a Covid hero
You can recognise the efforts of the many incredible people and groups who have gone the extra mile and helped our community during the pandemic by nominating them as a Covid Hero.