Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This page was last updated on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • If you haven’t already, get vaccinated

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

 

Autumn and winter plan 2021 ENGLAND

The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.

First dose vaccinations for young people ENGLAND

Young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Third vaccine dose boosters for vulnerable people ENGLAND

People over 50, care home residents, health and social care workers, and those aged 16 to 49 years with severely weakened immune systems will be offered a third COVID-19 vaccine dose.


Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the NHS website. For advice go to GOV.UK (Coronavirus).

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 Coronavirus support webpage.

If you have no symptoms:

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

You can now see eligibility, book and change your appointment on the NHS website.
Please note: To use the NHS online service, you need to be registered with a GP Surgery in England. Register for a GP online via the NHS website

In England, the COVID-19 vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.

COVID-19 vaccines are being offered to: 

  • Adults aged 18 and over
  • Those who will be turning 18 soon

Find out more about who can get a COVID-19 vaccine

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK

Information, Help & Advice

Reception Area

The Council’s reception is open but visitors are still encouraged to wear a face covering and use hand sanitiser on entry.

Allotments

Allotments are open as usual.

Littlehampton Museum

Our Museum is open. No prior booking is required however you will be asked for Track and Trace details upon arrival as well as recommend visitors to wear a face covering. Keep up to date with their activities on the Littlehampton Museum website.

Rosemead Park

The Park is open, including the play area. 

Barbecue Units 

The units on the seafront are available to use. It is important that you wipe all the surfaces before and after use and that you wash your hands regularly.

Committee Meetings

All Committee Meetings will resume to be in person from August 2021. Details can be found on the Committee Meetings page.

Southfields Jubilee Centre

Sessions have resumed at the Centre. Please check with the session provider for more information. We are now taking bookings.

Room hire at the Manor House

Our rooms are now available for hire. More details on our Venues page.

Weddings at the Manor House

Couples wishing to tie the knot at the Manor House, the Grade II listed building housing the Council offices, will be pleased with the lifting of limits on the number of guests.

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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

Visit the Community Hub Website 

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.

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 Age UK.

Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice are not doing face to face work but are still available via phone by calling 0808 278 7969. They also have a webchat facility through their website. 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.

Local Community

We are aware that some community support groups have formed as a result of the outbreak. These are:

Coronavirus Littlehampton Support Group

Please note that Littlehampton Town Council is not endorsing these groups.

Domestic Abuse & Violence

Safe in Sussex -  01903 896202

My Sisters' House CIC01243 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.

Homelessness 

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 or call on 01903 737552.

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 Coronavirus Support via Gov.uk

Please read Government Advice How to help others safely.
 

Volunteer

Age UK West Sussex is looking for volunteers to help and have a number of roles available. See Age UK's volunteer 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.

Donations

Littlehampton Foodbank is accepting donations at Morrison's, Asda and Waitrose. All details, including their up-to-date wish list, can be found via the Littlehampton & District Foodbank website

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 Scam Alerts page. 

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, use Sussex Police's Fraud Report tool.

Business support

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to businesses Gov.uk Business support will help you find and access the right support. 

 

West Sussex Mind

West Sussex Mind 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.

West Sussex Wellbeing

West Sussex Wellbeing are offering a wide range of online resources for older people looking for ideas to keep physically active.

Arun Wellbeing

See Arun Wellbeing's website for more information or call 01903 737862.

Mental Wellbeing

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.

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:

Benefits

  • 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

Online Resources

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. 

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 -  01903 896202

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.

Even as restrictions lift, there are still ways to be caught out by scams. 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.