This page was last updated on Tuesday 16th February 2021.
England is in National Lockdown as of the 5th January. Stay at home.
Find help if you’re struggling because of coronavirus. For example, with paying bills, being out of work, or taking care of your mental health. Visit the Government website.
There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other
- Wash hands keep washing your hands regularly
- Cover face wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Make space stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
Read the government's FAQs page for latest updates.
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.
In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.
It's being given to:
- people aged 65 and over
- people who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- people who are at moderate risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)
- people who live or work in care homes
- health and social care workers
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
How to get the COVID-19 vaccine
You can book your vaccination appointments online if any of the following apply:
- you are aged 65 or over
- you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- you are a frontline health or social care worker
You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations.
You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.
Information, Help & Advice
Our reception area is closed and our staff are working remotely at this time. We are encouraging people to either call us on 01903 732063 or send us an email.
Please note that you may have to leave a voicemail message about your enquiry. Our main phone will be checked daily by a member of staff and call backs will be arranged.
Allotments are open but we are asking users to respect current Government advice on staying safe and social distancing.
Our Museum is closed at present. Keep update with their activities on the Littlehampton Museum website.
The Park is open, including the play area. Please adhere to social distancing measures and regulations. GOV.UK have issued guidance on using green spaces.
All Committee Meetings are now being held remotely. Details can be found on the Committee Meetings page.
Southfields Jubilee Centre
Southfields Jubilee Centre is closed at present.
We will be sharing news and updates on our Facebook Page.
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West Sussex County Council Community Hub
If you are self-isolating, the Community Hub can help you with:
- Picking up shopping
- Picking up medication
- A friendly phone call
How to make your request:
Call the Helpline 033 022 27980 Lines are open 8.00am - 8.00pm
If you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), please register for support via GOV.UK.
If you need someone to buy shopping for you there are a number of supermarkets offering Volunteer Shopping Cards which you can top up and give to the volunteer/family member. Participating supermarkets include Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, M&S and Waitrose. You can find more information by searching online or visiting the store.
Information, Telephone Calls, Shopping & Meals
Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove has adapted the way they work and are offering:
- Information and Advice
- Telephone befriending
- Doorstep Deliveries
- Welfare and Safety Support
- Wellbeing advice.
Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice are not doing face to face work but are still available via phone by calling 0344 477 1171 or 0300 3300 650 (if calling from a mobile). If you are facing financial hardship please contact them as they may be able to refer you to the local Foodbank.
Meals on Wheels are currently operating as normal and are accepting new clients. Call them on 01903 718893 to find out more.
We are aware that some community support groups have formed as a result of the outbreak. These are:
Please note that Littlehampton Town Council is not endorsing these groups.
Domestic Abuse & Violence
Safe in Sussex - 0330 333 7416
My Sisters' House CIC - 01243 697800
WORTH Project Helplines are open 7 days a week, 09:00 - 17:00, please reach out for help, support and advice. Monday to Friday - 0330 222 8181 Weekends - 07834 968539. If there is an immediate risk of harm please call 999.
Arun District Council can help you if you are homeless. Access to buildings will be limited to those people who are homeless on the day. Please see their website for information.
Find help if you’re struggling because of coronavirus
The Government has a section where you can find help.
Use this service to find out what help you can get if you’re affected by coronavirus. You can use it for yourself or someone else.
You can find information about:
- feeling unsafe
- going in to work
- paying bills or being unemployed
- getting food
- having somewhere to live
- mental health and wellbeing
Find it here
Please read Government Advice How to help others safely.
Age UK West Sussex is looking for volunteers to help and have a number of roles available. See their website for more information.
Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester have a number of volunteering opportunities. You can register your interest online, view their latest vacancies and find out about what they do.
Littlehampton Foodbank is working with local agencies to support those in self-isolation. Contact them via their website to see if they need help.
Shopping for someone else
If you are buying shopping on behalf of someone else, there are a number of supermarkets offering Volunteer Shopping Cards which can be topped up. In addition to Asda there are other supermarkets offering this service including Morrisons, Sainsbury's, M&S and Waitrose. You can find more information by searching online.
Littlehampton Foodbank is accepting donations at Morrison's, Asda and Waitrose,, please check their website for details.
Be scam aware
Fraudsters are targeting the public and organisations with emails, texts, phone calls and WhatsApp messages offering advice and treatment for the coronavirus.
Some have set up fake websites selling products and offering ‘cures’. Others have set up bogus websites asking for donations for victims or promoting awareness and prevention tips.
Cold callers have been contacting organisations suggesting they must have certain measures in place by a certain deadline.
Citizen's Advice have guidance on scams and fraud available.
You can find out about scams that are being reported in Arun by visiting the Arun District Council's website.
Anyone can find themselves the victim of fraud. If you suspect you may have been scammed or involved in fraudulent activity, or have information about a possible fraudster report it via the Sussex Police's website.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to businesses
- Loans, tax relief and cash grants are available
- Employers can apply for staff to get up to 80% pay if they can’t work
- Self-employed people can receive up to £2,500 per month in grants for at least 3 months
Gov.uk Business support will help you find and access the right support.
Please read Government guidance on children's mental wellbeing
Please read Government guidance on adult mental wellbeing
West Sussex Mind
They are still providing their services via phone and email and ask that you contact them via email in the first instance and only call if you have no email. You can email or call 01903 721893. See their website.
West Sussex Wellbeing
Offering a wide range of online resources for older people looking for ideas to keep physically active. Visit their website.
See website for more information or call 01903 737862.
NHS Every Mind Matters has top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you have to stay at home and if you're feeling anxious about coronavirus. Visit their website.
The outbreak has affected every aspect of our lives and many services have had to adapt. See the Government website for information on the following topics:
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Universal Credit
Crime, justice and the law
- Court and tribunal cases
- Visiting prisoners
Housing and local services
- Planning inspections
Please read Government Guidance on education and childcare during coronavirus
The Government has produced an online list of educational resources for schools and parents to help children learn at home.
Oak National Academy is a collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
Littlehampton Family & Children Centre
For opening hours, sessions and contact details visit the Family & Children Centres section on West Sussex County Council's website.
Please read Government Guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus.
If you are pregnant or have a child under 2 years of age register with Family Assist for online support and to answer any questions you may have during this difficult time.
Domestic Abuse & Violence
Safe in Sussex - 0330 333 7416
My Sisters' House CIC - 01243 697800
WORTH Project Helplines are open 7 days a week, 09:00 - 17:00, please reach out for help, support and advice. Monday to Friday - 0330 222 8181 Weekends - 07834 968539.
www.safespacesussex.org.uk has all the information on support services who can help any victim of crime across Sussex.
If there is an immediate risk of harm please call 999.
Don't be caught out by coronavirus scams!!
Coronavirus-related scams are on this rise. Find the latest information on how to protect yourself from Action Fraud
For advice on scams call:
Citizens' Advice Consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133
To report a scam call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
Contact your bank if you think you have been scammed.
Lockdown easing comes with risks of further outbreaks.
The County Council has developed a ‘local outbreak control plan’ which includes details about the public health response and what actions businesses and residents might be asked to take.