As more information becomes available we will update this page
The main sources of information are available online at
If you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus please register at GOV.UK
Only take up offers of help from people you know, or from organisations that you are already aware of and ask to check any ID. If you are concerned about people knocking on your door, please don’t forget you do not have to open the door to anyone you don’t want to.
Are you vulnerable and need support? Then sign up here or you can call on 03302227980
Silverline – support for older people
Age UK telephone befriending service sign up
Chichester District Food Bank – How to Donate
Chichester District Food Bank – How to Get Help
Become a pen pal : Marriot House & Lodge Care Home Pen Pal Initiative, Tollhouse Close, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SG
Support your local shops
Your local shops are rising to the challenge and are offering to deliver locally, but please be patient with them as most of these companies are small family businesses who do not have a fleet of delivery drivers.
Tom Hoar telephone 01243 673184
AS Wallace telephone 01243 673340
Munneries telephone 01243 672121
Horricks telephone 01243 672115
K & G Farm Shop & Pet Supplies (deliveries will be available on Tuesday and Thursday) telephone 01243 513403
The Old Piggery Farm Shop 01243 605455
Something Fishy 01243671153
Birdham Animal Feeds 01243 512177
Milk & More (the more includes Fruit & Veg, Bakery and pantry goods and drinks)
Pharmacies most of the pharmacies have stated that they will deliver prescriptions for people who are already registered with them, but please give them a call if you need your presciption and you are self isolating.
Wittering Pharmacy 01243 672441
Boots (East Wittering) 01243 672145
Pharmacy Link 01243 671947
How can you help?
- panic buying is unhelpful, please encourage people to buy only what they need.
- please do not stockpile items such as toilet roll, this prevents everyone being able to maintain basic hygiene.
- please support your local foodbank if you are able to.
- check in on elderly and vulnerable neighbours, many may not have access to the internet for latest updates.
- if you are unwell, follow Public Health England advice to stay at home to avoid spreading germs.
- West Sussex County Council are co-ordinating volunteering across the district to effectively use the resources available and reach those in need. Those who want to offer support should complete the volunteering offer form
As we enter lockdown 2 the Government has updated the financial support available
Workers in any part of the UK can retain their job, even if their employer cannot afford to pay them, and be paid at least 80% of their salary up to £2500 a month.
The flexibility of the current CJRS will be retained to allow employees to continue to work where they can. Employers small or large, charitable or non-profit are eligible and because more businesses will need to close, they will now be asked to pay just National Insurance and Pensions contributions for their staff during the month of November – making this more generous than support currently on offer.
The Job Support Scheme will not be introduced until after Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends.
Wherever you live, you may be able to get financial help through the:
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
- Job Support Scheme (from 1st November)
- New Style Employment and Support Allowance
Chichester District Council has a number of schemes to help residents and businesses. You may find the following links helpful:
The Police are asking please only call 999 if it is an emergency and 101 if it is urgent. If you can, use our online services.
Sussex Police are creating a database of retired Police Officers, Specials and Police Staff who may wish to return to policing for a temporary period, and members of the public who may have specific skills that would be of use. Register your interest here
For information on how Sussex Police are responding to the coronavirus crisis is available at: https://www.sussex.police.uk/police-forces/sussex-police/areas/campaigns/campaigns/coronavirus-our-response
Waste and Recycling Services, Westhampnett, Selsey & Wittering Mobile Tip
At the present time WSCC is continuing to operate its HWRSs as usual, pending any further government advice. However, the government advice states that you should only leave home for essential reasons, and as household kerbside collections will continue to operate, WSCC would ask residents to carefully consider whether they need to visit the site while the restrictions are in place.
If you are thinking of taking a trip to one of the HWRSs there are several things you need to consider.
Before planning your journey, you should:
- Check that the item(s) you are bringing are accepted at the site you are visiting, as indicated on the WSCC website.
- Check opening hours and days. Sites will be running their usual winter opening days and hours. Not all sites are open every day, so please make sure to check before making a journey. (Westhampnett is open six days but closed Tuesdays during winter time).
Before visiting a site please note:
- You should continue to use your household kerbside collections for recycling and general waste where possible, and only visit the site if the journey is essential.
- Cars can be taken to all sites.
- Vans and pickups will be allowed entry to HWRSs if they are displaying the correct permit for access, with the exception of the temporary site at Crawley.
- Trailers can access all sites with the exceptions of Bognor, Littlehampton, Crawley and Horsham, providing they have the correct permit for access.
Once at the sites there will be certain measures in place for the safety of visitors and staff:
- The number of vehicles accessing the sites will be restricted. This may lead to queues at some sites, and visitors are asked to respect local residents and businesses by not blocking entrances.
- There will be no pedestrian access at any of the sites under the current social distancing measures.
- Social distancing barriers will be in place. Visitors will be directed into enclosed bays to dispose of their waste.
- Only one person will be allowed to get out of a vehicle unless strictly necessary. Please travel to the sites alone if possible. If other people travel to the site with you, they must remain in the vehicle where possible. Children should always remain within the vehicle.
- Site staff will not be able to help unload your waste and recycling.
- Residents may need to move their vehicle and repark in order to access different bays.
More information on Household Waste Recycling Sites can be found here: www.westsussex.gov.uk/HWRS
Chichester District Council are responsible for the bin collections and further information is available at https://www.chichester.gov.uk/wasteandrecyclingfaqs
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