Coronavirus (COVID19) updates and information

The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted.

This means:

  • from 19 January, you are no longer asked to work from home if you can. Talk to your employer to agree arrangements to return to your workplace.
  • from 20 January, staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms
  • from 27 January, you will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but you should continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • from 27 January, you’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law, although some venues may choose to still ask visitors for them
  • you should get boosted now

Council buildings

We are operating restricted access to council buildings with the majority of our staff working from home. Those who are homeless on the day can still come to our receptions for help. Housing and Local Land Charges customers can enter by appointment only.

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Test and Trace support payments

If you have been told by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate and are unable to work as a result, you may be entitled to some extra help. 

Find out more and apply for a Test and Trace support payment.

Organisations that offer translation services

Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice

Phone 08082 787969 - Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm


Benefits, Housing, Employment, Debt, Immigration & Asylum, Relationships & Family, Legal, Support to apply to EU Settlement Scheme.

Community Hub

Phone 033 022 27980

Online HUB

Help or support as a result of COVID-19. They are focused on making sure they continue to support the most vulnerable people in the community.

Domestic Abuse – WSCC

Phone 07834 968539 or 033 022 28181 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm



WORTH Specialist Domestic Abuse Service supports people at high risk of harm or homicide as a result of domestic abuse.

NHS 111

Phone 111 -  24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


NHS 111 makes it easier and quicker for patients to get the right advice or treatment they need, for physical or mental health. If you have difficulty hearing you can access NHS 111 using the British Sign Language interpreter service.