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Published: 31 December 2020

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See in the New Year safely

New Years Eve KWSSWest Sussex remains in Tier 4: Stay At Home coronavirus restrictions, so New Year’s Eve will be a little different this year.

1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms. That means the less contact we have, the safer we'll be. See in the New Year at home to #KeepWestSussexSafe.

Unlike at Christmas, there will be no household mixing at New Year, and we must continue to follow the Tier 4: Stay At Home restrictions.

Please remind yourself of the rules for tier 4.

We wish all residents, partners and businesses a happy and safe 2021.

Latest coronavirus cases for West Sussex.


Getting tested

TestingRegional, local and mobile coronavirus testing units remain open across the New Year period.

If you think you may have any coronavirus symptoms, please do not delay.

Isolate immediately and book a test today. There is availability at your local walk or drive-through sites that may be closer than you think.

You can book a test online or by calling 119 to get an appointment to visit a test site.


Resolve to have a better 2021

2021 happy new yearNeed some inspiration for New Year’s Resolutions for 2021? Here’s some ideas to help you mentally and physically as we continue to battle the pandemic.

  • Help banish COVID-19

Keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community safe including remembering hands, face, space at all times, adhere to the government’s tier restrictions and get your vaccination when you are called. Visit our COVID-19 webpages for the latest information.

  • New year, new job

You may be thinking about changing careers or looking for a new job. Take a look at our jobs pages to view the wide range of careers available. Why not consider a job working in care and visit our Proud to Care job website. Or, find out how you could become a foster carer and change a life. 

  • Get out in wonderful West Sussex

Make a resolution to spend some time outside each day, if you can. There are a host of ways you can enjoy the great outdoors in West Sussex, visit Experience West Sussex or our leisure webpages.

  • Drink less, feel better

The stress and changes in our routines have led to many of us drinking more or more often than usual. Could you take on the Dry January challenge?  If you need help to reduce your drinking, Alcohol Wellbeing Advisors across West Sussex are ready to provide free and confidential advice and support. Visit the West Sussex Wellbeing website for more information.

  • Mind your mental health

Make a resolution to give your mental health a positive boost in 2021. Visit the West Sussex Wellbeing website for practical help and advice.

  • Do your bit – recycle it

Take a look at our waste and recycling webpages and discover all the things that you can recycle and aim to recycle more in 2021. You can also sign up for our Environment and Climate Change e-newsletter to get regular updates.

  • Hands up to volunteer

If you would like to lend some practical help to the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination, visit Sussex Community NHS Trust. They need volunteers to help with the administration of the vaccination programme.

  • Start your own business

If your resolution is to start your own business in 2021, then help is at hand on our Business West Sussex website where you’ll find information on where to find help setting up or growing a business, with links to useful resources and networks.

  • Get stuck into a book – online

Make a resolution to read more – it’s a great way to escape without leaving home. Our e-library is open 24/7 and offers a wide range of reading matter including eBooks, eAudio-books, newspapers, and e-magazines to download free of charge.


Keep West Sussex Safe