Stay at home, save lives
With the arrival of the new year, the government has again enforced a National Lockdown and is urging people to stay at home in the face of rapidly rising rates of coronavirus infections and the pressures facing the NHS.
This means you must not leave your home unless you need to:
|– Shop for basic necessities for you or a vulnerable person, on your own unless this isn’t possible|
– Go to work or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
– Exercise with your household [or support bubble] or one other person. This should be limited to once a day and you should not travel outside your local area – please remember the two-metre rule and don’t stop to chat to other groups and/or block pathways
– Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
– Seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm [including domestic abuse]
– Attend education or childcare – for those eligible
If you leave home for a permitted reason, stay local unless it’s essential to go further – which means stay in the village, town or part of the city where you live.
For more government information, visit
Vaccine scam warning
Please be vigilant against a new coronavirus-related scam after trading standards teams across the country received reports of criminals calling or texting to offer Covid-19 vaccinations at a cost and directing people to a fake NHS website.
The vaccine is free, and any genuine NHS vaccination booking would never require payment or bank details.
The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
For information about how the vaccine is being rolled out in Arun, click here
For further vaccine information from the NHS, click here
The Arun Wellbeing Team is here to support you
The Arun Wellbeing Team is continuing to support the residents of Arun to stay healthy and well whilst we all play our part in trying to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In light of government guidance, they have currently suspended their face-to-face working including training sessions, workshops and one-to-one meetings.
However, the team is still here and available for you via telephone and email to offer tailored advice, support and motivation.
For more information and to read their latest newsletter, please follow this link
Councillor Dr James Walsh, Leader of Arun District Council, is recording messages for all Arun residents. Click here to view his latest video
To view our dedicated Covid-19 page, visit https://www.arun.gov.uk/coronavirus