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)

Click the button below to view the latest guidance from the Government. 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, please use the buttons and links (in red) below to access the latest information. 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

Businesses and Self-Employed


Business Support during Coronavirus webpage

Government Business Support

Government’s Business Support Finder Tool



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 - 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

Rough Sleepers

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


Latest news

Our Latest News

Vaccination scam awareness

Please be aware of vaccination scams. Only the NHS will be providing the vaccines and you could be contacted by the NHS, your employer, GP Surgery or a pharmacy to receive your vaccine. The vacc…

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Weekly video update from the Leader of the Council 14.01.21

Click here to view this week's video update from the Leader of the Council, Councillor Dr James Walsh: This week’s video update from the Leader... …

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Rampion 2 wind farm extension launches first consultation

An informal consultation has been opened seeking feedback on initial proposals to expand the Rampion Wind Farm off the Sussex coast. Rampion 2 could create clean, renewable electricity to power o…

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Full Council meeting live stream

View the live stream of the Full Council meeting 13 January 2021 here …

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Vaccination programme update

Please do not call your surgery to ask when you will be contacted to book your vaccine. They will be in touch with you when your vaccine is available.  The vaccination programme for the Arun D…

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Cabinet Meeting 11.01.21 live stream

You can watch the live stream of the Cabinet meting here …

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Vaccine scam alert

We've been made aware of a text message scam that is contacting people and asking them to book a Covid-19 Vaccination. This links to a fake website, requesting bank details. Please be very careful…

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Outdoor public spaces and national lockdown guidance

It's great that we can still get outside and enjoy our beautiful district but please enjoy it safely and sensibly. If play areas and skate parks are busy, go back later rather than overcrowd, foll…

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You've got this, We've got you

We are working hard to deliver our services during this difficult time. You can find out Coronavrus information here. …

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Development Control Committee meeting

You can access the live stream of the Deveelopment Control Committee meeting here …

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