Timestamp: 24 December 2020
Sussex will move to Tier 4 restrictions from Boxing Day
Due to very rapidly rising level of infections, Sussex, including Horsham District, will move to Tier 4 restrictions from 00:01 on Boxing Day 26 December.
This means that tighter restrictions will be in place to curb the rising levels of infections.
Tier 4: Stay at Home
These new restrictions mean:
- all non-essential shops, hair and beauty salons, indoor gyms and leisure facilities will close
- you must work from home if you can and only travel if absolutely necessary for work, education or essential reasons including to get food or attend a medical appointment
- you cannot mix indoors with anyone you do not live with (other than those in your support bubble)
- you can only meet with one other person outdoors, in an open public space
- you should stay at home as much as possible to protect yourself and your family.
Full details of Tier 4 restrictions can be found on the government's website
Your Council services
The announcement that Sussex will move into Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions from Boxing Day 26 December means that some of our services will be impacted. Below is a brief overview of our services.
Visit our website for full details about our services
- Parks and open spaces - Remain open, including playgrounds, skate parks (except , pump tracks, allotments, ball courts, tennis courts and outdoor gym equipment
- Warnham Nature Reserve - Shut on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Heron’s Rest Café will open from Monday 28 December for takeaway drinks and food
- Southwater Country Park café - Closed on Christmas Day and open from Boxing Day onwards for takeaway drink and food
- Household Waste Collections - Will continue as normal, subject to the change of days due to the bank holidays. Check your bin calendar for Christmas and New Year collection times
- Household Waste Recycling Sites (West Sussex County Council) - Closed from midday Christmas Eve and will reopen from Sunday 27 December to their regular hours
- Essential stalls only, click & collect and delivery options available
Homelessness and help staying in your home
If you are homeless or facing homelessness please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org. For Homeless Outreach Support contact us 9am-5pm Monday-Friday on 07519 110031.
Remember the basics. Hands. Face. Space
Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it. It's important to remember the basics.
- hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
- face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)
Follow the guidance on meeting others safely