Covid-19

HOW TO GET HELP IN HARTING?

cartoon image of volunteersAlthough the need for help in our parish has reduced, the emergency group (PCEG) is still operational and the team are on standby to help as and when needed.  If you are in protective isolation or are self-isolating and need help please let us know.

  • Contact your PCEG ‘buddy’,
  • Contact Us via this website 
  • call the Parish Council on 01730 825201

We can help with emergency shopping, prescription collection and general support.

We are here to help

THE RULE OF SIX - LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE?

From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6.

This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes. This change will simplify and clarify the rules on social gatherings, so they are easier to understand and easier for the police to enforce. There will be a limited number of exemptions. COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups.

This rule will not apply to individual households or support bubbles of more than 6 who will still be able to gather together.

Education and work settings are unaffected, and organised team sports will still be able to proceed. Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies can have up to 15 guests. Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people.  However the rule of six does apply to wakes.

More Government advice and information is available

HOW TO STAY SAFE
  • Hands, Face, Space Advice imageWash Your Hands frequently.
  • Observe social distancing with people you do not share a home with.
  • Stay at home if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or if anyone you share a home with has symptoms.
  • Wear a face covering when you are in enclosed spaces with other people
TEST AND TRACE

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested. You can also visit NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) or call 119.

Symptoms include:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of or change in your sense of taste or smell.

If you develop these symptoms, however mild, or you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, you should immediately self-isolate and stay at home for at least ten days from when your symptoms started. 

All other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

You can book a free test or phone 119. Tests are only available with a pre-booked appointment.

You will be advised on your nearest available testing site when booking.

Testing in West Sussex is available at the regional testing sites at Gatwick and Tangmere and at mobile testing units, which visit locations across the county.

Those unable to travel can order home test kits.

If you are self-isolating and in need of support, please get in touch with West Sussex County Council community hub.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Symptoms include:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of or change in your sense of taste or smell.

If you develop these symptoms, however mild, or you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, you should immediately self-isolate and stay at home for at least ten days from when your symptoms started. 

All other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

You can book a free test or phone 119. Tests are only available with a pre-booked appointment.