West Sussex County Council Advice

The situation in West Sussex

We continue to review the fast-changing situation and are updating our website with the latest news.

The number of cases in the county is reported as 27. The number of cases in the UK continue to be reported daily by the Chief Medical Officer.

West Sussex schools are being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children who are vulnerable, whose parents are key workers and critical to the Covid-19 response and those that cannot be safely cared for at home.

The government has also published further Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings, which it will update.

WSCC continues to work together with partners to monitor and ensure preparedness for a variety of scenarios.

Latest actions

- All Household Waste Recycling sites have been closed until further notice in order to reinforce social distancing guidelines.

 - The council has worked with bus companies to ensure pensioners and vulnerable people with West Sussex County Council bus passes can use buses earlier on weekdays.

- The Partnerships and Communities Team is liaising with all parish/town/city councils around their local Emergency or Community Resilience Action Plans. They are keeping us informed of the volunteering plans in their local areas.

- With the exception of Cabinet, meetings of council members will be suspended until the end of April. The position beyond April will be reviewed over the next few weeks


Protecting Vulnerable People

Guidance on residential care, supported living and home care guidance remains available online.

WSCC is working with PHE and local health providers to reassure the public and share the latest information and guidance with older residents and providers of residential care, supported living and home care.


The West Sussex County Council website has a range of additional information and guidance which can be accessed here: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19/#1