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Keep following guidance to keep our schools open

Positive cases in children are high and school absences are leading to a need to juggle face-to-face and remote learning. To keep our schools open we need to keep up safer behaviours.

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Illustration of the Covid-19 virus with the text: Stop Covid

Changes to Covid guidance

This week the government has announced that the Plan B measures will be lifted and we’ll return to the Plan A measures.

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Illustration of the Covid-19 virus with the text: Stop Covid

Understanding Covid testing

With recent changes to testing and isolation guidance, it can be difficult to know what advice to follow. But take lateral flow tests when you're meeting others and if you have any symptoms, get a PCR. If you test positive on either, you must self-isolate.

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Make sure you're testing

With Covid-19 cases at the highest rate they've ever been, make sure you have lateral flow test kits and are using them when you need to.

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Rates of Covid start to slow in Brighton & Hove

The first signs that lockdown is working are reflected in latest data showing 1,438 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 in the city in the seven days up to 15 January - a 36% decrease per 100,000 residents from the previous week.

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Rates of Covid continue to rise in Brighton & Hove

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Brighton & Hove has more than doubled since the current national lockdown started on 26 December. The city now has more confirmed cases per 100,000 than England and the rest of the South East.

In the seven days up to 8 January, based on data published on 13 January, there were 2244 confirmed new Covid-19 cases in Brighton & Hove which is an 18% increase per 100,000 residents from the previous week.

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 Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccinations

Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccinations

Please ignore anyone asking for payments for vaccinations. It's a scam. The national vaccination programme is being run by the NHS. Nobody else. And it is free.