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Coronavirus update – 1 December 2021

Following reports of a new strain of coronavirus known as Omicron in the UK, the Government has announced some changes to the current rules. This means:

  • Face coverings are a requirement on public transport, in all shops, and in other settings such as banks and hairdressers. Although face coverings aren't mandatory in other places, you're strongly advised to wear them in any indoor settings.
  • Anyone testing positive for coronavirus must self-isolate for 10 days. Close contacts of people testing positive for the Omicron strain will also have to self-isolate even if they are fully vaccinated (Test and Trace will inform you if this applies to you).

Other rules will remain the same, which means:

  • There are no limits on the number of people you can meet up with – indoors or outdoors. This includes life events such as weddings, funerals and large events such as sports matches and festivals.
  • Social distancing is no longer a legal requirement – but it's strongly recommended in places such as hospitals.

The Government has also advised taking rapid lateral flow tests before spending time in crowded spaces or visiting people who are at more risk of becoming seriously ill with coronavirus.

Working hard to keep you safe
We’re keeping enhanced hygiene, cleaning and safety measures in place. Hand sanitiser is available and we’re keeping restrictions on numbers in place for the use of confined spaces.

If you need support
If you have any questions about the current rules please contact your local centre or call us on 0800 019 1310 or email:

Statement: services across Burgess Hill

Age UK West Sussex Brighton & Hove is planning to expand services in Burgess Hill over the coming months, with the aim of reaching more older people, working from more venues and offering a wider range of services and activities for over 50s locally.

As part of this plan, from 31 July, we will give up the lease for the Cherry Tree Centre. Most groups and classes held there will be able to continue as normal, however for a short period of time there won’t be a café running. We continue to offer a range of other support to people including meal deliveries and doorstep visits, telephone befriending and information and advice services.

We are planning to move into a brand new community centre on Wyvern Way as soon as possible. The new centre, the Kings Weald, is spacious and modern and will offer a range of possibilities for groups, activities and events.  

Read the full statement here

How to contact us

For Burgess Hill please call 01243 271 404 or email 

For Haywards Heath please call 01444 450 248 or email

Where to find us

The Cherry Tree Centre
Fairfield Road
Burgess Hill
RH15 8QB

Lamb House
2 Kleinwort Close
Butlers Green Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 4XG

What’s on offer at our buildings?
We have two fantastic centres offering;

  • A café serving a wide selection of drinks, cakes and meals
  • A number of spaces to hire 

What's on?

Please give us a call, email or visit our Facebook page Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove – Mid Sussex for the most up-to-date information. Please get in touch on the contact details above.

Our membership

Please contact us on the numbers above to find out more.

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