Sources of Information about COVID-19

Use the links below to view more information about the ongoing Coronavirus emergency. 

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ADVICE
Dedicated helpline number: 0800 0288327

HAYWARDS HEATH AND SURROUNDING COVID-19 MUTUAL AID
Information on help for the vulnerable and how to volunteer.

WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL'S COVID-19 COMMUNITY HUB
Helpline 033022 27980 (lines open 08:00-20:00 everyday)

EXTREMELY VULNERABLE
Register for support as an extremely vulnerable person. 

APPLY FOR TEST
If you have coronavirus symptoms and you're a key worker, someone who has to leave home to work or aged 65+ you can apply for a test.  

FREE SCHOOL MEALS
More information for those in receipt of free school meals. 

EDUCATION
Information for parents and carers on the closure of educational facilities. 

DOMESTIC ABUSE HELP
Support for victims of domestic abuse. Helpline: 08082 000247

HOMELESSNESS
Homeless support charity, Turning Tides has increased its outreach provision in Mid Sussex. Contact Amy on 07851 249561 or email rebecca.sowerby@turning-tides.org.uk

HOUSING BENEFITS
The housing benefit department can still be contacted by phone: 01444 477264 or email: benefit@midsussex.gov.uk

IF YOU CAN'T PAY YOUR BILLS BECAUSE OF COVID-19
The Citizens Advice Bureau has produced a guide to help. 

COMPASS
Changes to bus services. 

METROBUS
Changes to bus services.

SOUTHERN RAIL
Changes to train services.

WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL REGISTRATION
These offices are currently closed. All registration appointments will be conducted by telephone with immediate effect. Please book your appointment as normal, but do not attend the Registration Office.  

HAYWARDS HEATH TOWN COUNCIL: SERVICES DURING COVID-19
The Town council is now closed for face-to-face service. We are still here to help you via telephone: 01444 455694 or email: town.clerk@haywardsheath.gov.uk. We provide regular COVID-19 updates on our Facebook page or via the Town Council website. 

MID SUSSEX DISTRICT COUNCIL: SERVICES DURING COVID-19
Garden Waste collections have now resumed. Bulky and Electrical Household Waste collection service has also now resumed. 

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES

There is a new HMRC helpline to help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Up to 2,000 experienced call handlers are available to support businesses and individuals when needed. The new number is 0800 024 1222.