COVID-19 Outbreak

Information and Resources

Medical Advice

The NHS is a good source of clear, simple, up-to-date information

Use these links

The NHS also has information on the UK's infection rates and risk

Prescription delivery

Some pharmacies -- for example, Boots and Lloyds – can deliver prescriptions, usually free of charge.

  • Only repeat prescriptions
  • Surgery must be able to issue prescriptions electronically
  • High demand, restrictions may apply

Boots: Visit website. Lewes branch 01273 474003

Lloyds: Visit website. Newick branch 01825 7228389, Ringmer branch 01273 812499.

Information from central and local government

Resources from East Sussex County Council

  • ESCC covers critical help and support matters
  • Information in its pages is kept up to date
  • Topics include businesses, schools, employment, health
  • See what's offered

Working safely in shops and branches

  • New guidance booklet for employers, employees and the self-employed
  • Important information of all involved in retail
  • Download it here.

Help hub

Barcombe Good Neighbours is the local focus

BGN offers
  • Practical support from Barcombe-based volunteers
  • Shopping from Barcombe Stores delivered to door. Ring Barcombe Stores direct to this set up: 01273 400208.
  • Other options include dog-walking, prescription collection, transport to appointment(s), telephone contact if isolated

This is primarily a free service: users only pay for car journeys. Helpers are DBS-checked.

Visit the BGN website or ring 07599 800686

Supplies, welfare

Local suppliers offering home delivery*

Barcombe Nurseries

  • Free delivery of organic vegetable boxes
  • Please contact ONLY VIA EMAIL for now

email: [email protected]

Brighton and Newhaven Fish Sales

  • Deliver fresh and frozen seafood
  • Service only for the over-70s

Visit website or ring 01273 414707

Holmansbridge Farm Shop

  • Orders over £20 from parish residents delivered – Tuesdays-Saturdays
  • Contact by phone - expect a long ring

Visit website or ring 01273 401964

The Lewes Food Co-operative

  • A group of traders
  • Some offer take-away service and/or delivery
  • No website, but a Facebook page

West Quay Fisheries Ltd

  • Fish delivery from Newhaven
  • Visits Barcombe on Wednesdays
  • Payment in advance or on delivery

Call 01273 487268

Alternative local suppliers (no delivery service)

Springles Farm Organic Eggs

Currently closed to visitors as demand can't be managed. Update here if/when it re-opens.

* Some suppliers are currently under great pressure, so delivery service availability may vary. Inclusion in the list above does not imply commercial endorsement by the Parish Council.

Other supplies/suppliers

  • La Leche League (formula milk for children): 0345 1202918

Support in case of hardship

Initiatives to offer support to local people are underway. Sources will be listed and updated as they appear, so please check this section regularly!

Report crime covertly

‘Safe Space Sussex’ is an online directory of local victim services, created by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. In response to ‘lockdown’ and concerns raised around crimes like domestic abuse, an existing site has been upgraded to help victims find help covertly. Advice has also been shared on social media (@SussexPCC)

Useful contact numbers

  • Childline: 0800 111
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • MIND: 0300 123 3393
  • Age UK: 0800 169 6565
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247

Social connection

Barcombe Arts and Crafts Gallery - a virtual exhibition space

  • A focus for creativity during and after isolation
  • For children and adults
  • Coming soon: the 'Collection of Connectivity': a patchwork art project for the Parish. Show what this time means to you on a square of calico, which will then be sewn into a wall hanging to commemorate 2020.
  • Find out more from this Facebook page

Out of reading material? ESCC's library service to the rescue...

  • If you have a library card, you can use it to borrow ebooks
  • An ebook (electronic book) can be read on a laptop, tablet, computer - even a smartphone
  • Up to ten can be borrowed at a time
  • Here's how to get started
  • But if you prefer magazines and/or newspapers, ESCC delivers free online copies to your screen!

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