UK GOVERNMENT PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT (23 March 2020)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Anyone can spread the virus.
The Government has issued an extensive selection of guidance notes covering a wide range of topics including employment and financial support, school closures, education and childcare. Please visit GOV.UK
West Sussex County Council Community Hub (UPDATED 30 March 2020)
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:
Helpline 033 022 27980 Lines are open 8.00am - 8.00pm
Website (you can volunteer too)
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.
- Closing its reception and Littlehampton Museum at the Manor House, Church Street, to the public until further notice. You can still email us at email@example.com
- Closing Rosemead Play area. The Park remains open but please adhere to social distancing measures. GOV.UK have issued guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others. GOV.UK have issued guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others.
- Cancelling all Committee Meetings until further notice.
- Cancelling the Easter Out & About Sessions due to take place on Wednesday 8th April at Mewsbrook Park, 9th April at Rosemead Park and 15th April at Southfields Rec.
- Cancelling all Mayoral public attendances until further notice.
- Closing Southfields Jubilee Centre until further notice.
- Asking all allotment holders to respect Government advice on staying at home and social distancing.
- Working with Councillors and colleagues at Arun District and West Sussex County Councils to get key information out to the public.
The Town Council will continue to conduct usual tasks such as safety inspections of all its sites, including Rosemead Park and Allotments.
We will be sharing news and updates on our Facebook Page.
You can sign up for eProgress, our email newsletter, to receive regular updates straight into your inbox. Click here to sign up.
NOTICE TO ALL USERS - OPERATION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL’S ALLOTMENTS
The recent Government guidance makes it clear that unless absolutely essential everyone should stay at home and avoid unnecessary contact with other people as this is the best way to reduce the spread of infection. These restrictions place a responsibility on everyone including the Town Council to do their best to ensure that the advice on ‘social distancing’ is followed.
Whilst the Town Council’s allotments remain accessible, before entering the site, we would ask you to consider if your visit is really necessary. If the answer is yes, please observe the common-sense rules around keeping your distance from others (two metres) where practical and treating any publicly accessible surfaces as potential sources of infection. In particular, you may wish to exercise caution when using gates and padlocks and consider using gloves when operating them (a clear plastic bag as a glove also works).
For all enquiries please contact the Town Council via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further guidance can be found on the National Allotment Society's website.
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.
If you’d like to access any of the services above, or you’re worried about an older friend or family member at this time, please call them on 01903 731800 or email email@example.com
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)
Arun District Council is operating restricted access to Council buildings. The majority of staff will be working away from the offices. Access to buildings will be limited to those people who are homeless on the day. Please see their website for information. Their website also contains information about business support.
Arun Youth Services has closed its youth clubs until further notice but are bringing their services to you digitally. Make sure you visit their website.
Littlehampton Community Fridge is closed but will still receive referrals from Citizen's Advice.
Household Waste Recycling Centres are now closed until further notice.
Sussex Police is reminding Sussex residents to stay on the alert as reports come in from elsewhere across the country of frauds or attempts related to the current Covid-19 coronavirus issue. Read more. Only call 999 if it is an emergency and 101 if it is urgent.
Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester are coordinating their volunteers so they can assist those self-isolating.
West Sussex County Council is the lead agency for education, health and adult social care services so please check their guidance online.
West Sussex Libraries have closed until further notice. However, you can join the library online and benefit from thousands of eBooks, eMagazines and eComics.
Wick Information Centre has closed until further notice.
We are aware that some community support groups have formed as a result of the outbreak. These are:
Coronavirus Littlehampton Support Group - go to to their page
Covid 19 Littlehampton Support Group - go to their page
There are a number of businesses offering delivery including many of the existing Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes. In addition, we are aware that other types of businesses such as pet supplies are also delivering. It is worth searching online especially on Facebook if you can.
Our colleagues at Rustington Parish Council are being given information on which businesses are offering a delivery service so to avoid duplication we suggest you visit their website. They have Littlehampton businesses on the list and Rustington businesses that deliver in our Town.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.