This is an unprecedented and challenging time for our residents, visitors and businesses. At this stage Experience West Sussex Partnership continues to advise and recommend that anyone in the area regularly keeps up-to-date on the latest government advice and how the government response may affect you.
Under new Government guidance, we can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- Stay at home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with other people
- Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- Wash your hands regularly
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Read the Prime Minister’s address for the latest information.
A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. Please follow this link to find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.
The Experience West Sussex Partnership is currently talking to partners, Visit Britain, sector associations and Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) across the South East who are all working together for the benefit of the sector in this region during this time.
We are also talking to West Sussex tourism businesses to gather intelligence on the impact of Covid-19 on the industry. If you have specific issues you would like to raise please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given the fast-changing situation, this page will be updated on a regular basis and we will keep it updated in accordance with official advice from the government, Public Health England and Visit England.
Funding opportunities for businesses:
National Lottery – Heritage Fund – deadline for applications is 30 June 2020
Further business resources:
For visitors and residents
All residents and current or future visitors who have bookings in West Sussex should contact the individual businesses to check their operating status, postponement, refund and cancellation policies. We also ask that anyone currently in West Sussex adheres to the government’s message about staying at home and away from others.
Please note that as per the government’s advice and guidance, essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence.
Business support webinars
Sector related links
Helping the tourism industry recover from COVID-19 – VisitBritain paper
New industry standard in development in response to COVID-19 – VisitBritain