COVID-19 Response

Things are reopening and we are pleased to invite you back in to the building for face to face services – please wear a face mask at all times and observe the guidance on entry. We are constantly monitoring the COVID situation, so please stick with us if things change rapidly. Below are some links to resources, sources of information and local activity that may be of use during these uncertain times. 

Useful Information

Local Shops
Many local shops, restaurants and businesses are trying to stay open as normal, with some offering delivery or takeaway. Please give them a call or look at their social media to see what is on offer
Southbourne Farm Shop are working hard to keep things open and available.
The Emsworth shopkeepers have set up a website offering online ordering and delivery.
Love Southbourne
Love Southbourne are here if people are in real need – get in touch for more details.
Wellbeing & Mindfulness
The Mind charity have a page to support your well being during the outbreak period
The Samaritans can be contacted by calling 116 123, free from any UK mobile or landline. If you need to chat, get in touch.
NHS 111 is your first port of call if you feel unwell or need any medical advice. Call 111 free from any UK mobile or landline. and WSCC offer support, action & advice for those living with or witnessing domestic abuse.
More sources of support can be found on our Wellness & Support page.

Serving Personnel & Veterans

We have been advised that serving members of the armed forces should ensure their JPA is up to date and that they monitor daily orders.
Amey have specific housing information on their website, SSAFA and Vulnerable Veterans are here to help, as are many other specialist organisations.

Things to do from home

Sofa Singers
The Sofa Singers is a free & weekly online singing event that aims to bring people together from around the world to spark joy and human connection. See their website for more information
For the Children
The BBC have a CBeebies page dedicated to things to do at home!
Make your own Face Mask
In need of a Face Mask? Have a go at this no sew version. Full details here.

Out & About

Southbourne Rocks
If you are out around the village, be on the lookout for painted rocks with pictures, messages and rainbows on them! Take a pic of yourself with the rock then share it on the FaceBook page. We suggest not touching the rock to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a Thorney Rocks too, for people living on Island. Don’t forget to wash your hands when you get home.

Help Others

Download the COVID Tracker App
Take 1-minute to self-report daily, even if you are well.
Help our scientists & the NHS identify: High-risk areas in the UK, who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions and how fast the virus is spreading in your area.