West Sussex County Council – Residents urged to “Keep West Sussex Safe” as restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are eased. As businesses begin to reopen, public health leaders are reminding people that the virus is still active and are urging the public to continue to follow guidelines on social distancing and hand hygiene and take other preventative measures. People are advised to follow four key steps:
• Wash your hands regularly with soap or hand sanitiser
• Keep a good distance from people not in your household – two metres if possible
• Wear a face covering on public transport, in hospitals and when you are going to confined spaces where it’s not possible to keep a safe social distance, including shops and supermarkets.
• Get tested if you have symptoms (a new persistent cough, high temperature, changes in your sense of smell or taste). Visit nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.
• If you or your household are asked to self-isolate, then please do.
West Sussex County Council who are keeping a close eye on the data for West Sussex have published its plans for how West Sussex will respond to any local outbreak of COVID-19.
For the latest information see the WSCC dedicated coronavirus web page. To sign up to receive the weekly e-newsletter for residents: www.westsussex.gov.uk/coronavirus