Find the latest information and advice about Coronavirus in West Sussex.
The guidance on the changes to the Care Act contained in the Coronavirus Act, has now been published. The changes are referred to as 'easements'.
These are not automatically enacted and will only be implemented on a staged basis as required. However, the changes that were brought in as part of the hospital discharge process are already enacted and should be followed.
Including implications of Coronavirus Act 2020 and associated Care Act easements guidance.
The County Council, working with the NHS and Public Health England has launched an online hub for people to find help or volunteer to support other during the coronavirus pandemic.
Public Health England has developed guidance for people with existing mental health problems to support them during the COVID-19 situation. This has been updated to include links to local support.
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The Royal College has issued practical advice guides for people recovering from COVID. These will be relevant for any social care worker who is working with people recovering from COVID either in hospital or in the community.
The UK Government has translated the guidance for self-isolation and social distancing into the following languages:
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Social care and NHS workers can now park free-of-charge in West Sussex County Council on-street spaces during the coronavirus outbreak.
It follows a central Government announcement that local councils in England should provide free parking in on-street parking bays and council-owned car parks for both groups of key workers.
Social care and NHS workers will be encouraged to display supporting evidence in their windscreens, such as photocopies of their work pass with sensitive information removed, or a letter of evidence from their employer.
Local councils are also being encouraged to waive any fines incurred by health and social care staff while carrying out their duties in recent days. The staff are encouraged to appeal any fines, with supporting evidence of their work.