As more information becomes available we will update this page 

Information 

 

The main source of information online

Government Website 

The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy 

Public Health England 

Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

If you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to Coronavirus register at GOV.UK

 

Local Information 

West Sussex County Council 

Chichester District Council 

Chichester District Council Service Status 

Support 

Only take up offers of help from people you know, or from organisations that you are aware of and ask to check any ID.  If you are concerned about people knocking on your doors, please don’t forget you do not have to open the door to anyone if you don’t want to

Are you vlunerable and need support? Then please register here for help or call if your friend or relative does not have access to the internet call 03302227980

Silverline – Support line for older people 

Age UK 

Age UK Telephone Befriending Service Sign Up

Mind West Sussex 

Become a pen pal: Marriot House & Lodge Care Home Pen Pal Initiative, Tollhouse Close, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SG

Chichester District Food Bank – How to Get Help 

Chichester District Food Bank – How to Donate

 

Financial Support 

 

The Government has announced a number of measures that are in place to support employees, benefit claimants and businesses, which are listed in the following link

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses

The Government have now announced help for the self employed workers: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

The Government has also introduced the following held for the self employed: 

Chichester District Council also have a number of schemes to assist residents and businesses 

Council Tax 

Benefits 

Budgeting Loans

Universal Credits Advances

Housing and Homeless Support – Frequently Asked Questions

How can you help 

  • panic buying is unhelpful, please encourage people to buy only what they need.
  • please do not stockpile items such as toilet roll, this prevents everyone being able to maintain basic hygiene.
  • please support your local foodbank if you are able to.
  • check in on elderly and vulnerable neighbours, many may not have access to the internet for latest updates.
  • if you are unwell, follow Public Health England advice to stay at home to avoid spreading germs.
  • West Sussex County Council who are co-ordinating volunteering across the district to effectively use the resources available and reach those in need. Those who want to offer support should register your interest here  
  •  If you are self isolating please feel free to put this poster on your door – door poster
  • If you would like to help your neighbours then this could be useful help your neighbour

Sussex Police 

Sussex Police are asking that you only use 999 if it is an emergancy or 101 if it is urgent. If you can please use the online services

Sussex Police are creating a database of retired Police Officers, Specials and Police Staff who may wish to return to policing for temporary period, and members of the public who may have specific skills that would be of use.  Register your interest here

For information on how Sussex Police are responding to the Coronavirus crisis is available at: https://www.sussex.police.uk/police-forces/sussex-police/areas/campaigns/campaigns/coronavirus-our-response/

This includes useful information on: 

  • If your car needs an MOT
  • Driving to a location away from home to walk your dog
  • Reporting a business that shouldn’t be open 
  • Dispersing groups of more than 2 people 
  • if you are on bail and self isolating 

Education 

FREE online education resources
School closures are now a realitiy, for any parents worrying this list was put together by the home ed community. Feel free to share.

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material. 

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ 
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectiveshttps://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater

Educational online games

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxq
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Activities and quizzes

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures

Westhampnett Tip and Household Collections 

As of 23rd March 2020 with immediate affect the tip is now closed.  West Sussex County Council are looking at alternatives and as soon as we have any news we will update this section. 

Household Collections
At the present time, household recycling and waste collections continue as normal across West Sussex. You can also find information about recycling and waste reduction at: www.wastepreventionwestsussex.co.uk

Waste and Recycling Frequently Asked Questions 

The Government has issued advice about disposing of rubbish should you have a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 in your household. Used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths should be put into a rubbish bag. The bag should then be put into a second bag and tied securely. You should then wait 72 hours before putting it in your outside bin. You are able to dispose of other household waste as normal.

Runcton Farm Shop 

Home delivery service will be available to the residents of Runcton, North Mundham and South Mundham only who are

  •     Elderly age 70+
  •     Those with vulnerable conditions who have compulsory isolation
  •     NHS workers, if you know of any, who live on their own or have no one available to help

 

Email orders to – by 3.30pm for delivery the following day

Please include full details every time they order of –

Full name, telephone number and FULL address including postcode

They will telephone once the order is ready to take payment over the phone and deliveries will be made the following day.

 

Runcton Farm Shop  cannot guarantee that all produce will be available but will let you know when they phone for payment.

This service will be subject to availability of both staff and supplies.

Shopping Delivered to your door by small independent traders

https://www.chichesterathome.co.uk/