Coronavirus

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.



GET HELP

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.

West Sussex Community Hub
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).

NHS Volunteer Responders
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).

 

A number of local businesses may be able to provide delivery or take-away of everyday necessities – this list will be updated as we hear of new suppliers:

Local suppliers offering home delivery and take-away
Also check The Isolation Inn, a local Facebook Community page with a collection of menus, delivery information and contact details for local restaurants, pubs and businesses offering food deliveries.

Supermarkets Covid-19 arrangements

 

If you think you are clinically extremely vulnerable make sure you are getting the help you need:

Guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable

 

Other local Coronavirus Support Groups

Thakeham Coronavirus Support Group

Phone 07517 100626 for assistance – leave a message if no answer.

West Chiltington & Nutbourne Action Group

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.

Amberley Neighbourhood Helpline

Supports and informs residents in the area via a network of local volunteers.  Call if you need help. Sarah 01798 831194 or Catherine 07887 796212

Ashington, Washington and Wiston support area

Chanctonbury Church (in partnership with Parish Councils and Wardens in Ashington) can provide practical help (help@chanctonbury.org.uk) and someone to talk to people (01903 357043) in Ashington, Washington, Buncton and Wiston.  Lines open 8am to 9pm

Remember...
  • No volunteer should ask for the exchange of money or bank card details
  • Nobody should enter your property
  • All items should be left on the doorstep
  • If you have concerns with callers at your doorstep, please call Horsham District Council on 01403 215230, or call 999 if it is an emergency and you feel at risk



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.

Find out more and get involved on our Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community support page, phone 01403 215191 or email volunteering@horsham.gov.uk

Get involved



VACCINATION INFO

Wait to be contacted
The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

NHS guidance

NHS guidance: details of the vaccination; who will get vaccinated first; how safe and effective is the vaccination

Glebe Surgery patient update Carers’ Vaccinations

The latest patient information from the Glebe Surgery about Covid vaccination.

Public Health England advice

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?

Sussex Vaccination Programme

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.

BBC News: Covid-19 Vaccine

A comprehensive explanation of how vaccines provide protection for an individual, for the community and for the total population in a pandemic.

BBC News: rumours debunked

False Covid-19 vaccine rumours debunked



STAY SAFE & HEALTHY

Why does staying at home help?

Government guidance:
Roadmap out of lockdown

Test, track and trace:
NHS test and trace: how it works
What is self-isolation?
When to self-isolate and what to do
Things to do and ways to stay mentally balanced and physically well while staying at home:
Stay Healthy
The case for wearing home-made masks (supported by 100 UK medics):
#Masks4All
Organising home visits by electricians, plumbers, and other trades people:
Recommended Safety Procedures
Join the West Sussex Library Service, where you can access – to download to a tablet or smartphone -1000s of eNewsletters, eMagazines, eComics, eBooks and eAudiobooks.
West Sussex Library Service
Keep safe online:
Avoid COVID-19 online scams
Make sure the information you’re seeing online is accurate:
Coronavirus – Full Fact
Help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at-risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well:
Kings College London Covid Symptom Tracker
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.
Worldometer – Coronavirus


GENERAL GUIDANCE

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

UK Government

 

County Council Guidance

County Council

 

District Council Guidance

Horsham District Council

 

NHS Health Information and Advice

NHS logo

 

World Health Organisation Advice for the Public

WHO logo