National lockdown

Stay at home guidance.

Residents in West Sussex should now follow national lockdown. This means you must stay at home.

See the GOV.UK website for information about what you can and cannot do.

Actions to take

#KeepWestSussexSafe; remember hands, face, space.

Wash your hands

Wash your hands with soap and water more often than usual, for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available.

You should always wash your hands or use hand sanitiser after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, before you eat or handle food, or when you get to work or arrive home.

Wear a face covering

If you can, wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. 

You must wear a face covering at all times on public transport, when attending a hospital as a visitor or outpatient and when in shops and supermarkets.

Face coverings do not replace social distancing.

Further information on when you need to wear face coverings, exemptions, and how to make your own face covering can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Make space

When outside your home, keep two metres away from people, or at least one metre when you can take other precautions, such as wearing a face covering or not sitting face-to-face with someone.

See the GOV.UK website for information about how to stay safe outside your home.

Test for coronavirus

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should immediately self-isolate and arrange to have a test. Businesses in West Sussex with more than 50 employees can now also benefit from asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.

To find out more, visit Test, trace and isolate.


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Last updated:
24 February 2021
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