Coronavirus (COVID19) updates and information

Temporary legal restrictions are now in force in England.

International arrivals from non-red list countries who are fully vaccinated will need to isolate at home and take a PCR test on or before day 2 following your arrival. You are only permitted to leave isolation if this test result is negative. If your test result is positive, you will need to isolate for 10 days. This is the law.

Face coverings are a legal requirement in shops and on public transport. This is the law.

Those who have come into contact with an individual who may have been infected with the Omicron variant will need to self-isolate. This will apply even if you are fully-vaccinated or aged 18 or under. This is the law.

Read the government's full guidance on how to stay safe and prevent the spread on COVID-19.

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 not yet been double vaccinated and have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to self-isolate and you 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.