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Published: 21 May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and advice for public and businesses

Timestamp: 20 May 2020

This is a regular email bulletin from Horsham District Council updating you on the latest guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), updates about Council services and actions being taken.

This bulletin has been sent to public email subscribers, Horsham District Council members, Parish Council clerks and Horsham District Council staff.

Support volunteers in your local area COVID-19 apperal


Help the COVID-19 Appeal reach its £10,000 target

Thanks to your generosity, the Horsham District (COVID-19) Appeal has so far raised £7,206 - but there's still a way to go to meet the £10,000 target by the end of May.

Funds are being distributed to the 27 volunteer hubs and charitable and community organisations across the District who are helping to support local people through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

From providing friendly phone calls to buying and delivering essential food and medicines, volunteers are giving their time to support vulnerable people or those whose live have been affected by the pandemic.

Make a donation

Community safety and support

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resident Survey

How has the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affected you and your family? West Sussex County Council are asking for your experiences, concerns and understanding of national guidance.

The survey should take no-longer than 10-15 mintues to complete. The responses you provide will be used by West Sussex County Council to help inform the county's response going forward.

Share your experiences


#KindnessMatters this Mental Health Awareness Week

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Each year the Mental Health Foundation campaign around a specific theme to raise awareness of topics related to mental health. The theme this year is kindness. Here are some ways that you can help spread the word:

  • Reflect on an act of kindness by sharing your stories and pictures of kindness on social media by using #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Download resources from the campaign website to use with your friends, family, school, workplace and community
  • Share your ideas and views on how you think we could build a kinder society that would support our mental health

Find out more and how you can help support kindness in your community

Children activities

Discover Horsham District's weekly Instagram quiz

Join the weekly Friday quiz over on the Discover Horsham District Instagram profile. They are a great way to get the kids interested in their local area and are a chance to even learn something new about their home.

Join the weekly Instagram quiz

Draw with Disney

These creative 'Disney Magic Moments' videos can help you and your children bring all their favourite characters to life. They are all free and are a great way to stay creative over the Half-Term break.

Watch Disney's Magic Moments on YouTube

NHS guidance

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms

Support local businesses

Take part in Horsham Time Well Spent's regular online trails for a chance to win some fantastic prizes! The trails are produced in partnership with local Horsham District businesses with the aim of supporting them through the challenging months ahead.

Visit Horsham Time Well Spent's Facebook page to enter


Southern Rail and Thameslink train time changes

Govia Thameslink, who manage Southern Rail and Thameslink train services, have announced changes to their train times. It is vital that you follow government guidelines on permitted travel and only use public transport if you have no other means of completing your journey.

Find out more about the changes and using trains during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Quick links


NHS information and advice

Staying at home: what you can and can't do