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Local lockdown advice for Brighton and Hove residents

Rachel Badham November 11, 2020

Following the latest coronavirus lockdown, advice for citizens has been issued by the national government and by Brighton and Hove city council. People have been advised to minimise unnecessary contact with those who are not part of their household or support bubble, and to self-isolate and book a Covid-19 test at the first sign of symptoms. Symptoms include a high temperature, a continuous cough or changes to sense of smell and/or taste.

Meeting indoors with others is discouraged but national guidelines state it is allowed to meet with one person from another household in an outdoor space following the social distancing rule of staying 2m apart. Everyone is recommended to maintain good hygiene practises and to wear facemasks in public spaces unless exempt for medical reasons.

The government have asked people only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work. For those needing support during lockdown, the local council have also produced a list of resources including mental health support and advice for the LGBTQ+ community.