Information relating to coronavirus is regularly changing, so we will update this section with the latest guidance as soon as we can.

Self-isolating and support

Discover a range of support available when self-isolating.

If you test positive for COVID-19, it’s vitally important that you and your household follow the Government's guidance on self-isolating. Doing so not only protects each other, your friends and communities, but also helps to keep us on track in stopping the spread of the virus.

From Monday 16 August 2021, double jabbed individuals and under 18s will no longer need to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

If you’re concerned about taking a test because of the impact of having to self-isolate, support is available. The following resources outline some of the practical, financial and emotional advice and help available.

Please help by sharing this information and encourage West Sussex to get tested.

Support available

  • See our section Support during the pandemic, which includes:
    • support for the most vulnerable through our West Sussex Community Hub
    • arranging a delivery or collection through a local food supplier
    • financial support, including details of the £500 payment for those on a low income who have been asked to ask-isolate.
  • For health and safety support, see Staying safe and healthy during COVID-19.
  • If you have no other way to get your medicines, free delivery may be available from your local pharmacy.
  • For help with grocery shopping, prescription collections or to be there for a chat, contact NHS volunteer responders.
Last updated:
13 August 2021
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