Dear residents and partners,
far in West Sussex we have had a relatively low number of cases
of Coronavirus. That is mainly thanks to you for continuing to
follow the government guidelines on regular handwashing, wearing
face coverings, social distancing and getting tested.
we have seen an increase in recent weeks in the number of people
who have tested positive for Coronavirus.
have to continue to do all we can to keep the numbers as low as
possible. It means taking preventative action to stop the spread
of the virus including regular handwashing, practising social
distancing, wearing a face mask when appropriate and getting
tested when you have symptoms.
website has the latest guidance and information on how to prevent
the spread of the disease and what we will do in the event of an
outbreak in West Sussex. We really hope we won’t have to
implement these plans, but we are ready to act if we need to.
continue to monitor all our cases in West Sussex and publicise
key messages about how people can help us to control the virus.
The Keep West Sussex Safe information campaign is running across
the county with a particular focus where there are areas of
restrictions continue to relax and guidance changes, it is
inevitable that there are questions about what you can and can’t
do, especially when it comes to gatherings and spending time with
people outside of your household.
have heard this week that social gatherings of more than six
people will not be allowed in England from Monday 14 September.
This will apply in any setting, indoors or outdoors. This single
measure replaces both the existing ban on gatherings of more than
30 and the current guidance on allowing 2 households to meet
indoors. There will be some limited exemptions. For example, if a
single household or support bubble is larger than 6, they can
still meet up.
continue to follow these guidelines. We appreciate how hard it
has been not to see friends and family in the way we are used to,
but there are ways to be in touch and stay safe at the same time.
We are very grateful to all residents for their continued efforts
to ensure the county remains safe. We have done so well to
control the spread of COVID-19 in West Sussex up until now.
Please help us to keep it that way.
avoid a local lockdown and keep West Sussex safe.
of Public Health