COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

At this time, it is of paramount importance that the correct and most up-to-date information is available to everyone from trusted sources.

Due to the speed of change to Public Health Guidance and Government information, it is not possible to keep our website suitably updated.

Therefore, we recommend that you regularly visit the following websites to ensure that you and your loved ones are kept properly informed. 

 

Government

Find out about the Government’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • How to protect yourself and others
  • Employment and financial support
  • Businesses and other organisations
  • Healthcare workers and carers
  • Travel
  • Check how coronavirus is affecting public services
  • How you can help
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

COVID-19 Action Plan

What the health and social care system across the UK has done to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and what it plans to do next:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan/coronavirus-action-plan-a-guide-to-what-you-can-expect-across-the-uk

NHS

Find out about COVID-19 and how it could affect you; including the stay at home guidance and how to avoid catching and spreading the disease (social distancing):

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

For information about local services, please refer to: 

 

Chichester District Council

Residents and businesses are being reassured by Chichester District Council that vital community services are being prioritised in response to the Coronavirus crisis. These include:

  • Supporting the vulnerable
  • Housing
  • Supporting businesses
  • Council tax and benefits support
  • Collecting people’s rubbish

Waste and Recycling

https://www.chichester.gov.uk/wasteandrecyclingfaqs

Staff from other council teams have been brought into assist the council’s depot with waste and recycling collections. Extra social distancing measures have also been put in place to protect our crews.

www.chichester.gov.uk/councilservicestatus

The Council has developed a dedicated coronavirus area on its website, which provides updates on the status of its services and provides advice to residents and businesses:

www.chichester.gov.uk/coronavirus

West Sussex County Council

Find the latest information and advice about Coronavirus in West Sussex:

  • Registration Services
  • Registering a death
  • Registering a birth
  • West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
  • Ceremonies
  • Household Waste Recycling Sites
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Fostering
  • School admissions
  • Adults' Social Care
  • Adult Social Care: Talk Locals and Community Drop-ins
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Support for family and friend carers
  • Highways
  • Transport
  • Bus passes

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19/#1

Stop Loan Sharks

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for some people. The Team is fully committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship. 

The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service (0300 555 2222) remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks.

Anyone lending money should have the correct permission from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Legal lenders have to comply with strict guidance and ensure they are dealing with customers fairly, using proper paperwork and legal collection methods.

If you are planning on borrowing money, please protect yourself from loan sharks and check the lender is authorised by the FCA at https://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/

 

More information on the Coronavirus can be found on Public Heath England’s website - View Here