COVID-19: Prime Minister sets out roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and advice for the public from Horsham District Council

23 February 2021

COVID-19 Roadmap 2021


Prime Minister sets out roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions

Yesterday (22 February), the Prime Minister announced a phased plan to lift national lockdown restrictions.

Over the coming months the lockdown rules will be lifted in stages, starting on 8 March. Before taking each step, the Government will review the latest data on the impact of the previous step.

For the time being, we are still in national lockdown so please continue to follow the rules and stay at home. By working together and following the rules at each stage, we can help make this roadmap become a reality.

Read the roadmap and how together we can help make it happen


The COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to reduce the chance of you suffering from COVID-19 disease. Each vaccine has been tested in more than 20,000 people in several different countries and shown to be safe.

You will probably be keen to get your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible and will want to know when and where you can get your jab. The NHS is working extremely hard to get the vaccine to everyone who is eligible as quickly as possible.  

The Sussex Health and Care Partnership made up or NHS and public bodies across Sussex are leading the vaccination rollout. Visit the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website for full details


Been vaccinated? Thank you for continuing to follow public health guidance and rules

The Government do not yet know whether the vaccine will stop you from catching and passing on the virus, but they do expect it to reduce this risk. So, it is still important to follow the guidance to protect those around you.


Stay home after you've had your COVID-19 vaccine

Thanks to COVID-19 vaccination centre volunteers

Member of Parliament for COVID VAccination Deployment

At a meeting on 10 February, Council members praised the work of the many volunteers who have worked tirelessly alongside the Primary Care Networks and council officers to support the logistics of the COVID-19 immunisation centre at Christ's Hospital School.

Read more

Business Support Grants

There are still a range of Government funding schemes with money available to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information on each of the schemes is available on our website. Please read this before applying to check your eligibility and to ensure you apply for the relevant scheme.

Apply now

Self-isolating means staying at home

Self-isolating means staying at home

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have a positive test result but do not have symptoms, stay at home and self-isolate as soon as you receive the results. Your household needs to isolate too.

When to self-isolate and what to do


Financial support if you have to self-isolate

If your income is taking a hit due to having to self-isolate, you could be entitled to claim a £500 support payment. Visit our website to find out more about the support payment. 

Coronavirus home testing kits

The Government has announced that it has introduced a number of new accessibility improvements to the home testing programme to make it easier to get tested.

Read the full announcement about home testing kits on GOV.UK

Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people

People who are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 are being advised to shield until 31 March. Follow this link to read the full guidance on shielding

Get help for a vulnerable person