Issue 18 May 2020

Matters

Wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces

Face mask guidanceThe public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses where you may be more likely to come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

The Government guidance follows careful consideration of the latest scientific evidence from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), which confirms face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission in some circumstances.

Face coverings can help us protect each other and reduce the spread of the disease if you are suffering from coronavirus but not showing symptoms. People with coronavirus symptoms, as well as members of their household, should continue to follow the advice to self-isolate.

It is also important to remember that face coverings are not a replacement for social distancing and regular handwashing, which remain the most important actions.

The public are urged not to buy medical grade masks so they can be saved for frontline health and care workers, and instead make their own face coverings at home

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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) reopened Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) across West Sussex on Monday 11th May.

Although the waste sites are open, WSCC is asking you to consider if your journey is absolutely essential before making the trip. 

From Monday 1st June, the range of items will be extended to include garden waste, general household waste, wood, cardboard, electrical items, bulky items, and furniture. The HWRS are currently unable to accept soil / hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres or textiles for the time being. ID will be required from all vehicles attending site

Vans and pickups will be permitted on the sites, but will need to display their WSCC permit to access the site. Trailers will continue to be rejected for the time being due to the operational changes made to sites.

Normal summer opening hours will be in operation. Once at the sites there will be certain measures in place for the safety of visitors and staff.

Please visit www.westsussexrecycles.org for more information on your local site.