Supporting our community

The University is assisting with local and national efforts to tackle coronavirus. Our activities are coordinated by our Covid-19 taskforce and we are working closely with a number of partners.

Providing equipment

The University is helping to provide essential personal protective equipment for frontline workers responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School has donated more than 1,000 gowns, several thousand gloves and more than 100 eye goggles to be used by staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

A further 100 gowns, 1,000 gloves and eye goggles have been donated to a GP practice.

The University is using its facilities to produce additional PPE.

Face shields for the NHS

The University is using facilities in the School of Engineering and Informatics to produce face shields for the NHS.

It is hoped that the team of volunteers will be able to make 1,000 face shields a day once the designs are approved.

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Our people

Our staff and students are working to alleviate pressures on local NHS services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Final year medical students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School have qualified early to boost the NHS frontline effort in the fight against Covid-19.

NHS diagnostic labs

A team of staff and students have responded to a call for help to alleviate local NHS pressures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

They are helping the labs to process their normal diagnostic workload under staff shortages or whilst other staff are reallocated to Covid-19 testing.

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Members of our student community are fundraising to support the NHS and other charities during the pandemic. For example, the University of Sussex Netball Club has raised over £3,000 for NHS charities.

Our research

Our researchers are providing insights and expertise on a range of topics associated to Covid-19. Find out more.

Our facilities

The University along with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) are assisting Brighton & Hove City Council by preparing our existing anatomy facilities and new specifically-designed units to be used as temporary body storage during the coronavirus crisis, should they be needed.


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