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Published: 30 May 2020
Government guidance update from Monday 1 June
From Monday 1 June up to six people from different households will be allowed to meet outside, including in gardens and other private outdoor space, provided strict social distancing guidelines are followed.
Those from different households must continue to stay 2 metres apart.
For this weekend, however, please continue to follow the current guidelines, especially when using our parks and countryside sites.
Read the Prime Minister's statement
Waste and recycling
Household Waste Recycling Sites accepting more items from Monday 1 June
Household Waste Recycling Sites owned and managed by West Sussex County Council will start accepting more items from Monday 1 June.
Residents will be able to dispose of the following items at all sites in West Sussex:
- Garden waste
- General household waste
- Electrical items
- Bulky items
- White goods
Visit West Sussex County Council's website for full information about the use of Household Waste Recycling Sites
Please take your litter home with you
It's great to see residents making use of our parks and open spaces while maintaining social distancing measures.
Please help us to keep these places clean, tidy and safe for everyone by taking your litter home with you if a litter bin is full.
You can also report overflowing bins online:
Be Coast and Country Aware
An increase in visitors to coastal areas, national parks and outdoor spaces in Sussex is expected as the warm weather continues. In order to safeguard the public and the county’s emergency services, the Sussex Resilience Forum partners are urging everyone to stay safe and continue to follow social distancing guidance.
Donate to the Horsham District COVID-19 Appeal and raise funds for local community volunteer hubs who are supporting vulnerable people.
To give £20 by mobile, just text HUBS to 70085. Texts cost £20 (the donation) plus one standard rate message.
You can donate by debit or credit card using the button below. Your data will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.
Helping local people to support local people
The Horsham District COVID-19 Appeal has brought together 22 of the 27 hubs established in response to the pandemic.
The funds raised will be allocated to each hub on a weekly basis. Each hub will have the independence and flexibility to decide how the money is best spent in supporting their communities and vulnerable residents.
Hubs can use their proportion of the funds for a range of support, including but not limited to:
- Supplying food and other items on behalf of someone unable to pay
- Cover the cost of prescriptions or medication on behalf of someone unable to pay
- Transport related to providing help at 45p/mile
- Stationery and administrative resources in operating a volunteer community hub
- Equipment and other measures to enable community support to be delivered
- Buying material to make mouth coverings to government advised specifications
- Creative projects to support local families
Find out more about the appeal and where the money goes
Prime Minister sets out timeline for retail to reopen in June
The government has now set out a timeline for the reopening of retail businesses.
Provided they are able to meet the coronavirus (COVID-19) secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers, outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1 June.
All other non-essential retail including shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and electronics, plus tailors, auction houses, photography studios, and indoor markets, are expected to be able to reopen from 15 June.
Read the full statement from the Prime Minister
Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments
The government have updated their guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, keeping as many people as possible 2 metres apart from those they do not live with.
Read the full guidance and what it means for your business
NHS information and advice