Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support for Storrington and surrounding villages
Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance and support for everyone living local to Storrington. How to get help if you’re unable to leave your home. How to keep active and healthy while staying at home, and to get guidance as a business or employee. To check if you have coronavirus symptoms go to NHS 111 online.
1 March 2021: demand for the Storrington Community COVID-19 Support Hub has now dwindled to the point where it is not needed and so for the time being the Hub is closed. Be reassured that the infrastructure of the Hub is still there, and should it be needed in the future then it can be up and running in just a few hours.
If you are in need of help, support is available from the West Sussex Covid-19 Community Hub or the NHS Volunteer Responders.For people with urgent support needs, for example, if you are going to run out of food or medicine in the next three days, contact the West Sussex Community Hub:
call 033 022 27980 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays). If you are shielding, vulnerable for another reason, a carer, or required to self-isolate, you may be eligible to receive supporting services from NHS Volunteer Responders:
call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).
If you think you are clinically extremely vulnerable make sure you are getting the help you need:
Other local Coronavirus Support Groups
Phone 07517 100626 for assistance – leave a message if no answer.
If you need help while you’re isolated, please contact the volunteers through the dedicated phone line 07714 196070. There is also a Facebook page – look for West Chiltington & Nutbourne Action Group.
Chanctonbury Church (in partnership with Parish Councils and Wardens in Ashington) can provide practical help (firstname.lastname@example.org) and someone to talk to people (01903 357043) in Ashington, Washington, Buncton and Wiston. Lines open 8am to 9pm
VOLUNTEER TO HELP
Supporting the community: message from Horsham District Council
We are very aware of the increased need to support vulnerable people across our communities, and the enormous response from people wanting to help in any way they can.
Don’t wait to be contacted! Get your vaccine now!
Every adult is now eligible for their COVID-19 vaccination, and the Glebe Surgery is working to make sure everyone has the chance to get vaccinated against the virus.
The latest patient information from the Glebe Surgery about Covid vaccination.
Sussex residents who have no means to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment are now able to book a free return journey to help them attend.
NHS guidance: details of the vaccination; how safe and effective is the vaccination
Useful answers to common questions about Covid-19 vaccination, such as: what are the side-effects? can you catch Covid-19 from the vaccine? will the vaccine protect you? can you go back to normal activities after having your vaccine? what to do if you are not well for your appointment?
Details of how the Sussex Health and Care Partnership is managing the roll-out of vaccinations in Sussex. Lots of information about the vaccines and answers to many of the Frequently Asked Questions.
A comprehensive explanation of how vaccines provide protection for an individual, for the community and for the total population in a pandemic.
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STAY SAFE & HEALTHY
Vaccines alone will not stop Covid spreading – here’s why:
What is self-isolation?
Things to do and ways to stay mentally balanced and physically well while staying at home:
The case for wearing home-made masks (supported by 100 UK medics):
Organising home visits by electricians, plumbers, and other trades people:
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World coronavirus statistics: useful country by country comparisons (e.g. per million population). These are collected from official reports, directly from Government’s communication channels or indirectly, through local media sources when deemed reliable.
Looking for up-to-date official guidance?
Here are places where you should be able to find the information you need (just click on the logos). Each of the web pages offers onward links to a wide range of further information:
UK Government Guidance
County Council Guidance
District Council Guidance
NHS Health Information and Advice
World Health Organisation Advice for the Public