West Sussex moves to Tier 4

Published: 24 December 2020

Horsham District Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 24 December: Sussex will move to Tier 4 restrictions from Boxing Day

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and advice for the public from Horsham District Council

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


Leisure venues

Parks and open spaces

  • 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

Waste and Recycling

  • 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

Horsham Markets

  • 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 housing@horsham.gov.uk. 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