IMPORTANT LINKS FOR INFORMATION:
Link to Government information on Coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
Link to NHS information on Coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Coronavirus is the most serious public health emergency that we have faced for a generation.
The actions of Public Health England and the NHS have already been exemplary. During the initial phase the tracing of individuals in contact with those who have been infected has been highly effective.
These actions have slowed the spread of the virus in the UK. They are one of the reasons why the UK is currently behind the rates of infection elsewhere in Europe. This has bought us more time (at a point when the NHS traditionally faces high demand) to increase resilience.
We conducted our approach to tracing on the basis of the best available medical advice. We will continue to act on that same advice. At every stage the Government will take proportionate action. Our objective is to protect and keep safe our citizens.
We will be asking people to take difficult steps to protect themselves and help others. We are doing so because these steps are necessary to safeguard the health of vulnerable people and to reduce the spread of the virus.
Advice will be updated regularly as this evolves. The link to Government information is above. It contains detailed information and I would encourage everyone with concerns to read through what it contains.
I set out key points in the nearby tabs but PLEASE refer to the Government website above, the information it contains is more detailed and will be regularly updated as medical advice evolves to meet the threat.
Link to West Sussex County Council Updates: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19/#1
Link to Horsham District Council Updates: https://www.horsham.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus
Link to Mid Sussex District Council Website: https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/about-us/coronavirus-covid-19/