Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are offering a dedicated quiet COVID-19 vaccination session for people over 30 who may need more time for their appointment, or who have extra access needs.

When: Saturday 17 April, 4.30pm – 7pm

Where: The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR

Book: By calling the Public Involvement Team on 07443 770754

This quiet session is being offered to people living in Sussex who are over 30 years old who may need more time for their appointment, or who have extra access needs where a quieter and calmer environment would help support them to receive their vaccination. This includes:

  • People with autism
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People living with a neurodiverse condition
  • People living with a Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s

The Quiet Session at the Brighton Centre will offer:

  • Fewer appointments, so less people will be there during the session
  • Longer appointments to give you more time
  • 1:1 nursing care for everyone receiving their vaccination
  • The entire appointment will be on the ground floor
  • Everyone will be offered the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, so you must be over 30 years old
  • Free transport for anyone who needs it (see below for details)

What will happen when I arrive at the quiet session?

A nurse (who will also have an assistant) will greet each patient at the entrance and support them through the Centre to a quiet and private vaccination area.

They will take you through all aspects of the process on a 1:1 basis, including clinical assessment and vaccination.

They will only use the downstairs of the Brighton Centre and have both the entrance and exit on the seafront side of the building.

Each person can bring a carer who can be present throughout their journey.

There will only be 40 appointments being offered, which allows them to give you much more time for your vaccination (up to 20 minutes) and have one nurse per patient to support you throughout.

Booking information

Bookings can be made by phone to the local NHS Public Involvement Team on 07443 770 754, who will take relevant details and pass on any additional information to the vaccination team to make the journey on the day as smooth as possible. This includes:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Your date of birth
  • Your age (you must be over 30 years old to access this session)
  • Your NHS number, if you know this
  • Your GP name and practice
  • Your ethnicity
  • If you have capacity to consent
  • Emergency contact details
  • Your personal access requirements, and anything you want to let the vaccination team know in advance to help support you in the best way they can on the day.

Getting to the Brighton Centre

Free transport available to people booked onto the quiet vaccination session

If you need support with transport to get to the Brighton Centre for your appointment during the quiet session, you can call the travel team on 0300 303 80 60.

A travel coordinator will ask you a few questions, and will help arrange for you to have a safe COVID-secure journey to the Brighton Centre for all Sussex residents.

If you’re able to travel to the Brighton Centre yourself:

The Brighton Centre is accessible by public transport and there are a number of public car parks nearby.

Anyone receiving their COVID-19 vaccination at the Brighton Centre will be entitled to one hour’s free parking in the Churchill Square Orange Car Park. Please follow these instructions to claim your hour’s free parking while you have your vaccination:

  • Park in the orange car park (Churchill 1), which is located in Regency Road East, BN1 2RU. The vehicle height restriction is 2.13 meters
  • Enter the car park via lane 1 (left hand lane)
  • On arrival take a ticket from the car park barrier
  • Explain to the Churchill Square Security Officer that you are attending the Brighton Centre for a COVID-19 vaccination. You will need to provide proof of vaccination appointment for that day (showing the confirmation you have received on your phone is fine).
  • The security officer will then validate your ticket
  • The 1 hour/60mins free parking begins from the minute you enter the car park. Any additional parking will be charged at normal rates

Have any questions or queries?

If you have a question about the quiet session being put on this Saturday 17 April at the Brighton Centre, you can call the Public Involvement Team on 07443 770754.

You can view more information about the vaccination programme on the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust website here.

You can view all of the above information in easy read format here.

You can also view the reasonable adjustments form in easy read here.