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Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health

Wearing a face covering supports a Covid-secure city

New government rules on wearing face coverings come into effect from 24 July. Brighton & Hove's director of public health says wearing a mask can reduce the spread of Covid-19 and is a simple step to supporting a Covid-secure city. 

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Important changes to shielding guidance

The government shielding programme is coming to an end on 30 July, but support is still available in Brighton & Hove from our community advice and support hub.

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How to get a Covid-19 test

If you or someone you live with has Covid-19 symptoms, you must self-isolate and get a test.

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Covid-19 – key statistics for Brighton & Hove

You can now find some of our key local data around Covid-19 on our website around the number of confirmed cases, the number of deaths and the number of people assessed as having symptoms.

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Changes to government reporting of coronavirus cases

Our Director of Public Health, Alistair Hill, explains that there is not a sudden increase in the number of cases that have tested positive for Covid-19, but a change to the way cases are being reported by the government.