Covid-19 update 7.12.20

Two updates:

(1)NHS Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

(2)Mobile CCTV cameras      

If there are any other local issues you’re having please email us. If we can’t help directly we will raise with appropriate officials.

Please continue to stay safe

More detail

Tier 2

Thank you for all of your serious sacrifice in driving down infections and please continue to observe the national restrictions. More about what Tier 2 means here.

Tier 2 means:

  • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outdoors, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’

(1)Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Sussex from Allison Cannon, the Chief Nursing Officer for Sussex Commissioners. Attached and pasted below.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Stakeholder Briefing

07 December 2020

Dear Partner,

COVID-19 vaccinations get underway in Sussex this week

We are writing to provide you with the latest information on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Sussex.

The NHS in Sussex will begin vaccinating patients against coronavirus this week, starting at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) in Brighton. The RSCH will be the first Sussex site to receive the vaccine, with deliveries expected to all Sussex acute hospital sites over the coming weeks. These sites will be known as Hospital Hubs.

Patients aged 80 and above who are already attending hospital as an outpatient, and those who are being discharged home after a hospital stay, will be among the first to receive the vaccine.

The Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has said that vaccines should first be given to care home residents and staff, people aged over 80 and health and care workers before being rolled out to the rest of the population in order of age and risk.

Delivering the Pfizer vaccine is complex as it needs to be stored at -70C before being thawed out and can only be moved four times within that cold chain before being used. This makes it very difficult to deliver in care homes at present. While safe and effective ways to overcome these challenges are being developed, care home staff will be invited to receive the vaccine from the hospital hubs and other sites as they come online.

Health and care staff will also be eligible to receive the vaccine alongside the over 80s and care home staff, starting with the most vulnerable. The arrival of a safe, effective vaccine is a remarkable scientific breakthrough but we know that delivering it will be a marathon and not a sprint.

We will be working with care home employers to identify staff who can attend an appointment at a local hospital hub. And as slots for health and care staff become available, eligible people will be contacted by their employer.

In addition to hospital hubs at other acute sites across Sussex, we are expecting 11 GP-led local vaccination services, through their Primary Care Networks, to start to come online over the coming weeks, with more to follow in a phased manner. Larger vaccination centres will also be established as further supplies of vaccine come on stream.

Staff from across Sussex will be supporting this historic vaccination effort. Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are leading the work to recruit and train more staff – both clinical and non-clinical – so that the NHS in Sussex can deliver this unprecedented immunisation programme without impacting on other vital services. Visit to find out more.

We are now asking the public to do three things to help as we roll out vaccinations:

1. The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn, so please be patient until then.

2. Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your


3. Remember Hands, Face, Space. It will save lives and help the NHS.

For straightforward steps to keep yourself and others safe and get help if you need it,


We hope that this is useful and we will continue to keep you updated.

Kind regards


Allison Cannon

Chief Nursing Officer, Sussex Commissioners

Senior Responsible Officer, Sussex COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

(2)Mobile CCTV cameras                              

Date: Friday 4 December

Briefing number:


Purpose of the briefing

To update you on the deployment and impact of new mobile CCTV cameras at major fly-tipping hotspots in the city.

Who does it affect and how?

The cameras have been deployed to deter or catch fly-tippers. They will not necessarily affect residents; in fact it is hoped they will see benefits. We are asking local community groups and businesses for their views.


You will be aware that fly-tipping has a major impact on the city. It costs the council, and therefore taxpayers, more than £100,000 a year, it damages the look of the city and harms the environment.

In October, we launched a clampdown on fly-tippers by installing CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras at some of the city’s worst dumping grounds.

The eight cameras are mobile so can and will be moved around the city as a deterrent to fly-tippers. They will monitor a number of different sites at any one time.

The cameras run 24 hours a day and will detect offenders both on foot and in vehicles using ANPR.

Latest update

Total Fixed penalty notices 72

Total monetary value £27,300

67 FPNs have been issued for fly-tipping; five were for littering.

Additional information

We have been liaising with and keeping the police informed of the sites and deployment.

A news story was published at the time they were deployed.

Yours sincerely


Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty

Leader of the Council

Green Party Councillor for Brunswick and Adelaide, Brighton and Hove City Council

Chair, Policy and Resources Committee and Covid-19 Recovery Sub-Committee

Member of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee

Member of the Greater Brighton Economic Board; Strategic Delivery Board; Board of Trustees Brighton Dome & Festival Limited and Royal Pavilion and Museums Foundation; Representative to the Local Government Association

Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove BN3 3BQ


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