|As we enter a further stage of lockdown we wanted to give a reminder of where you can find the latest information and updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.It is so important that we all continue to stay at home wherever possible and do not meet others, even friends or family. Remember you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
We should all make sure we:
With the majority of us spending prolonged periods of time at home, taking care of your mind as well as your body has never been more important. The Every Mind Matters website from the NHS has guidance, tips and advice on looking after your mental health and wellbeing at this challenging time.
If you are unsure about the advice then take a look at the government website for guidance on what you can and cannot do. There is also a really helpful blog from Public Health England which is regularly updated to answer many frequently asked questions.
There are steps we can all take to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Please follow the NHS advice and:
Please also visit our dedicated webpage where you can find updates on our services and how they are being impacted in light of the current situation, as well as lots of other links to useful sources of information for residents and businesses.
|Support and local advice
Could you benefit from emotional support, guidance and a listening ear? If so, Carers Support West Sussex are on hand to help during these uncertain times.
They are available via email, phone or online where they can offer you a friendly and informal chat. You do not need to be in a caring role to benefit from this service.
Response line opening times: Monday, Tuesday , Thursday & Friday 9am – 5pm, Wednesday 9am-7pm, Saturday 10am-12pm.
|Urgent appeal for specialist equipment
NRS Healthcare runs the county’s specialist rehab equipment service on behalf of the council and the local NHS.
People in West Sussex who are no longer using key items of specialist community equipment are being asked to return them as soon as possible to help the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.
Items urgently needed include; specialist hospital-style beds, mattresses, hoists, commodes.
Any unused equipment currently on loan can be returned if no longer needed. To arrange a collection please phone NRS Healthcare on 0345 127 2931 or email email@example.com
All collection drivers will follow strict social distancing measures.