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If you are offering to volunteer or looking for help, visit the WSCC Volunteer Hub. 

Volunteer Hub link 

Useful contacts for food delivery, pharmacies and other support

Details are correct at the time of posting to the site (26/3/20), please be aware this may change in line with further government advice.  The list will be updated when possible.

 

COVID-19 ADVICE :

We appreciate people are keen to offer support in any way they can during the Coronavirus outbreak. We have seen a rise of groups on social media and in the community looking for ways to help.  We are able to offer the following advice:

 

  • 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 any vulnerable residents are concerned about people knocking on their doors, please remind them they do not have to open the door to anyone if they don’t want to.
  • only take up offers of help from people you know, or from organisations that you are aware of and ask to check any ID.

 

  • if you are unwell, follow Public Health England advice to stay at home to avoid spreading germs.
    • We have cancelled our meetings for the time being, but our clerk is working from home and can be contacted by email or phone.

Please visit our District and County Council websites for up to date information:

https://www.arun.gov.uk/coronavirus

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

 

COVID-19 ADVICE :

We appreciate people are keen to offer support in any way they can during the Coronavirus outbreak. We have seen a rise of groups on social media and in the community looking for ways to help.  We are able to offer the following advice:

 

  • West Sussex County Council are co-ordinating volunteering across the district to effectively use the resources available and reach those in need. They are creating local hubs for groups through their libraries. Those who want to offer support should email Volunteering@westsussex.gov.uk. Another option is to contact Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester www.vaac.org.ukwho can provide advice and guidance, and signpost people to volunteers in their area.
  • Localised community efforts are appreciated, please encourage groups to look at the advice from Public Health England about staying at home (self-isolation) https://www.gov.uk/…/publica…/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance when offering support.
  • 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 any vulnerable residents are concerned about people knocking on their doors, please remind them they do not have to open the door to anyone if they don’t want to.
  • only take up offers of help from people you know, or from organisations that you are aware of and ask to check any ID.

 

  • if you are unwell, follow Public Health England advice to stay at home to avoid spreading germs.
    • We have cancelled our meetings for the time being, but our clerk is working from home and can be contacted by email or phone.

Please visit our District and County Council websites for up to date information:

https://www.arun.gov.uk/coronavirus

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