The number of cases across the county has been increasing over the past few weeks. In the 14 day period of 10 to 23 August 88 people across the county tested positive, compared to 51 people in the period 4 to 17 August.
The overall rate per 100,000 population across the county remains below the England rate.
- Over a 7-day period (to 23 August) the West Sussex rate was 6.4 cases per 100,000 compared with a rate of 10.5 per 100,000 across England overall.
- Over a 14-day period (to August 23) the West Sussex rate was 10.2 cases per 100,000 compared with 22.5 per 100,000 across England overall.
A weekly update report with local data is available on our website.
As schools are set to welcome students we have put together useful resources on our website to help parents and pupils feel more confident at the start of the new school year. More information is available below.
Our cycleway scheme is now underway with Chichester's being the first to open with more to come. We want your views on the scheme and there is a survey to take part in which is below.
Looking after your mental health while we remain in lockdown is still very important and if you, or someone you know is struggling they can find information and resources on the NHS Every Mind Matters website.
We hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend and thank you for your continued support.