We are now in a National Lockdown. Please view this link from the government to learn what this means: National Lockdown: Stay at Home (GOV.UK)

Non-essential retail can re-open. Read the government's roadmap out of lockdown for full details. 

We are operating restricted access to Council buildings with the majority of our staff working away from the offices. Access to buildings will be limited to those people who are homeless on the day. Please use our online and phone services wherever possible as we continue to provide key services, just in a different way.

This page will be updated regularly. The Service Status button below contains a table showing the latest updates for each Council department.


Service Updates

Updates from council services


Email Newsletter and Social Media

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Staying Healthy

Vaccinations - NHS
Sussex COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
FAQs about the COVID-19 vaccine
Staying Alert and Safe (Social Distancing)
Check if you have Coronavirus Symptoms and read advice (NHS)
Using public transport
Coronavirus FAQ: What you can and can't do
Guidance for households with possible Covid-19 infections
Domestic Violence and Abuse Arun info
Government Coronavius and Domestic Abuse info

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults in BSL - YouTube

Looking after your mental health (NHS)

How to register with a GP surgery - NHS (

COVID-19: Shared and overcrowded housing - reducing the risk of infection - GOV.UK (

Businesses and Self-Employed


Business Support during Coronavirus webpage

Government Business Support

Government’s Business Support Finder Tool

NHS Test and Trace in the workplace

Early outbreak management - reporting COVID-19 in your organisation



Benefits and Council Tax

Benefits information and advice
Council Tax help and information

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

Links to other Useful Information

Your local Citizen's Advice is still there for you and offer a translation service - please see:  Arun Chi Citizens Advice Lockdown info.docx [docx] 26KB

Community Hub

If you are vulnerable and need help, or wish to volunteer:
Community Hub at West Sussex County Council

033 022 27980
Lines are open 8.00am - 8.00pm (Translation service avaliable)

Rough Sleepers

contact us on 01903 737552
Email us
Useful guidance for those rough-sleeping or in shared accommodation


Latest news

Our Latest News

Apply for a pavement licence

  If you have reopened your business this week with outside tables, chairs or other furniture, please don't forget to apply for a pavement licence. If you have previously had one you m…

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Step 2 of the lockdown roadmap

Today (Monday 12 April) we moved onto step 2 of the lockdown roadmap, and further restrictions have been eased. …

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Are you ready to return to retail? Shop local, stay safe!

From today (12 April), non-essential shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality will be able to open their doors once more as we reach an important milestone in the Government’s Roadmap t…

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A statement from the Chairman

It is with immense sadness that Arun District Council learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. …

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Statement of Persons Nominated published

  The Statement of Persons Nominated for the 6 May 2021 elections, has now been published. To view the full list click here. …

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Essential planning system maintenance from Monday

  Essential maintenance is being carried out to the planning, building control and local land charges database for the week commencing 12 April 2021 through to 16 April 2021. Durin…

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Remember to ‘Take 5’ if you’re out and about over the Easter holiday

Now that outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households are allowed, we are expecting Arun’s numerous beauty spots to be busy over Easter.…

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Development Control Committee Meeting 31.03

  To view the live stream of tomorrow's Development Control Committee Meeting at 1.30pm click here. …

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Step 1b of the lockdown roadmap

  From today (Monday 29 March) we have moved onto stage 1b of the lockdown roadmap, and some restrictions have eased.  You can now meet outside in groups of 6 or 2 different h…

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Environment & Leisure Working Group meeting live stream 25.03

  To view tonight's Environment & Leisure Working Group meeting live stream at 6pm click here. …

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