West Sussex to move to TIER 4 from Saturday 26 December

People in West Sussex must stay at home and only travel for very limited reasons when tier 4 local outbreak restrictions come into force from Saturday, 26 December.

Household mixing will not be allowed, aside from support bubbles and two people meeting in public outdoor spaces.

Most areas across the South will be moving to TIER 4: STAY HOME from Saturday. The new rules will mean we MUST not leave or be outside of our home or garden, except where we have a ‘reasonable excuse.’

Tier 4: STAY AT HOME rules 

All non-essential shops and hospitality venues will close, apart from click and collect services and takeaway food and drink.

West Sussex has been moved into tier 4 along with other counties in the South East, due to a significant rise in infection rates across the region.

The latest figures show 184.8 per 100,000 people in West Sussex tested positive for COVID-19 in the seven days up to 17 December. Across the county, rates have almost doubled in the past week, with cases rising even faster than this in some areas.

   Remember: Hands. Face. Space. And #KeepWestSussexSafe.

See the latest data on coronavirus cases in West Sussex here

Please remember that Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many, so it’s also really important to look after our mental wellbeing. If you or anyone you know needs support this year, the following links have some useful advice, guidance and tips:

NHS Every Mind Matters and
Mind: Christmas and coronavirus