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Coronavirus Information

 

We appreciate people are keen to offer support in any way they can during the Coronavirus outbreak. We have seen a rise of groups on social media and in the community looking for ways to help. We would also like to direct those who are in need of assistance to the right places.  We are able to offer the following advice:

 

  • St George’s Church has prepared and circulated a leaflet for Donnington residents, which includes detail on how to volunteer  through them in the community. Please note that the church will not, unfortunately, be open as detailed in the leaflet as guidance has changed since the leaflet was printed.

 Local businesses and services

Many local businesses are offering food or other deliveries.  We have been notified of the following, however circumstances do change.

 

 

Chichester District Council

Chichester District Council has a dedicated page with information sources and advice on its services during the Coronavirus outbreak.  This includes information on benefits, council tax, bin collections, support for businesses, mental health and wellbeing and much more.

https://www.chichester.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

 Other ways you can help our community

  • panic buying is unhelpful, please encourage people to buy only what they need.
    • please do not stockpile items such as toilet roll, this prevents everyone being able to maintain basic hygiene.
    • please support your local foodbank if you are able to.
  • check in on elderly and vulnerable neighbours, many may not have access to the internet for latest updates.
  • if any vulnerable residents are concerned about people knocking on their doors, please remind them they do not have to open the door to anyone if they don’t want to.
  • only take up offers of help from people you know, or from organisations that you are aware of and ask to check any ID.

 Further Information

  • if you are unwell, follow Public Health England advice to stay at home to avoid spreading germs.
    • We have cancelled our meetings for the time being, but our clerk is working from home and can be contacted by email or phone.

Please visit our District and County Council websites for up to date information

https://www.chichester.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19/