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Residents urged to remain at home when possible

Local councillors have urged residents to continue to stay at home as much as possible.

It comes as last week the government announced a slight easing to the UK’s coronavirus lockdown.

Despite, the new measures, such as no time-limit on outdoor exercise, Crawley Borough Councillor Peter Lamb told Susy Radio the council are maintaining the lockdown as much as possible and only doing essential work.

You can find more information on the new guidelines here:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus Information

For more information, listen to Health Information Radio:

healthinforadio.co.uk is on air 24 hours a day on DAB Digital Radio


Testing for Coronavirus

Tests are available for you and those members of your household who have Coronavirus symptoms. Helping you carry on doing the critical work you do. It’s easy to book a test at www.gov.uk/coronavirus


https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters


For full information, please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus


Coronavirus Support Groups

This list is not definitive as groups are forming on a regular basis.
If you are aware of a group which isn’t listed, please send details to:
[email protected]

Brockham|Emergency Response Team
Email: [email protected]

Caterham|Valley Action
https://www.facebook.com/groups/valleyaction/

Crawley|Crawley Covid-19 Mutual Aid
https://www.facebook.com/groups/664329407675639/

Dorking|Covid19 community support group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/599237417587832/

Dormansland|Mutual Aid Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/201797201088139/

East Grinstead|Mutual Aid Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/574954199774557/

East Grinstead|Covid-19 Volunteers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/540468056883737/

Horley|Lumley Road
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1580139062133162/

Horsham|Covid-19 Support Heron Way
https://www.facebook.com/groups/246392226388190

Horsham|Covid-19 Mutual Aid
https://www.facebook.com/groups/737218033478014/

Horsham|Self Isolation Support
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorshamSelfIsolation/

Leatherhead/Bookham/Fetcham|Community Coronavirus Care
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3253965837951199/

Redhill/Reigate|Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/869566196851951/

Renewed Hope Trust
A food takeaway service for homeless & vulnerable folk and delivering food parcels to anyone who’s struggling in E. Surrey
https://rhtes.org

Surrey Care Trust
For young people aged 11-18 or a parent with children of any age, struggling to cope with family life during lockdown
http://www.surreycaretrust.co.uk
[email protected]


More Information

Crawley Borough Council
http://crawley.gov.uk/coronavirus

Horsham District Council
https://www.horsham.gov.uk/coronavirus

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
http://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/coronavirus

Surrey County Council
https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/coronavirus

Tandridge District Council
https://www.tandridge.gov.uk/coronavirus

West Sussex County Council
https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/coronavirus

West Sussex County Council Community Hub
https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/covid19communityhub

Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead
https://www.varb.org.uk/

SUSY Radio joins in with #MentalHealthMinute

We are one of the hundreds of radio stations which broadcast the #MentalHealthMinute.

It has a very important message, that be it through uniting in applause on a Thursday evening, or simply by listening to the radio, we’re all connected and you are not alone.

#MentalHealthMinute
For more information, visit
https://www.headstogether.org.uk

Over £20m in government grants awarded to local businesses

Businesses in Reigate and Banstead have benefitted from more than £20 million in government grants to help them survive the Coronavirus pandemic.

Businesses have applied for grants ranging from £10,000 to £51,000 and payouts began on April 1. A second loan scheme, to help small and medium businesses with amounts of between £2,000 and £50,000, was also announced late last month.

On May 1st, the Government announced a third scheme, which is a new discretionary fund to accommodate small businesses with ongoing fixed property costs. Reigate and Banstead Borough Council says it is still waiting for guidance and funding for this latest scheme.

Guidance published for passengers using public transport

New advice has been published to help people stay safe when travelling on public transport.

Residents are urged to work from home if possible and avoid public transport unless absolutely necessary, with walking, cycling and driving cited as preferable ways to travel.

Those who must use public transport should maintain a two-metre distance, wear face masks, use contactless payment and wash or sanitise their hands.