Covid-19

 

NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM 5TH JANUARY

Stay Home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary.

You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare – for those eligible

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

Meeting others

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).

You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.

You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.

HOW TO GET HELP IN HARTING?

cartoon image of volunteersThe Parish Council Emergency group (PCEG) is back in action and ready to help.  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 07787 651701

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

We are here to help

WEST SUSSEX COMMUNITY HUB

Community Hub here for you

The West Sussex Community Hub provides help to those who need support.

You can contact the Community Hub in confidence by calling 033 022 27980 or by completing the online form.

The Hub will be open seven days a week between 8am-8pm. Please share these details with anyone you know who may need our help.

SEE OUR NEWS UPDATES

GET LOCAL UPDATES FROM YOUR DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCIL

Latest news about the pandemic across the county. See the latest updates from West Sussex County Council

If you have questions or need more help find out what support is available from Chichester District Council 

VACCINATION PROGRAMME

The vaccination programme is underway across Hampshire and West Sussex via GP surgeries in the coming weeks. Priority patients will be contacted directly by their GP.  The first phase is for over 80’s and health care workers.  Over 70’s and clinically vulnerable will be in the second phase.

If you have difficulty in attending an appointment do let us know;

  • Contact your PCEG ‘buddy’,
  • Contact Us via this website 
  • call the Parish Council on 07787 651701

See more information about the first phase of the vaccine programme

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 10 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 10 days.

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

WHEN TO SELF-ISOLATE

You or someone you know has tested positive for Covid-19

If you have symptoms of Covid-19

If you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and advised to self-isolate

If people you share you home with have been advised to self-isolate

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SELF-ISOLATING

You and everyone you share a home with should stay in your house for 10 days.

You should not leave your house unless it is a medical emergency or to escape risk of injury.

If you and your household are self-isolating the Parish Council Emergency Group (PCEG) are here to help.

  • Contact your PCEG ‘buddy’,
  • Contact Us 
  • call the Parish Council on 07787 651701

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

We are here to help

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

If you have been furloughed or made redundant find out more and make sure you know what support is available.

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES

Find out more information about Government support and advice for businesses