Page refreshed 30 May 2020

This page will hold local information for Burpham and Wepham during the covid-19 coronavirus epidemic.

It does not reproduce information on other pages of the website - for example, the contacts page, or the newsletter page.

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Help and support

The Burpham and Wepham Village Support group was set up by St Mary-the-Virgin PCC and the Burpham Village Committee. About thirty people have volunteered to help as and when needed. If you need help of any kind, please contact any of the following: Trevor or Monica Cooper 01903 885349 or; Celia Woodruff 07807 899119 or; Paul Challen (office hours) 01903 885016; Bob Baynes 01903 883667

Village email and whatsapp group

The village email is a good way of keeping up with local news. You can sign up here. If you are a village resident, you can join the village whatsapp groups: ask to join by emailing us at Jackie Penticost has written an overview of what is available to help keep in touch with friends and family.

Arundel Community Network

You can sign up to receive emails (probably monthly) from the Arundel Community Network

General advice, including what you may and may not do

The best place for general health advice is

The government's general advice is here This also explains what you may and may not do.

Facts and figures to help you make your own judgement of risk

Jump to facts and figures page

Local authority services including waste

The Arun District Council Coronavirus website is at

The West Sussex County council coronavirus website is here:

Residents' survey (closes 31 May)

The West Sussex County Council Residents' Survey closes 31 May. It should take about ten to fifteen minutes to complete. It will be used to help inform the County Council's response going forward.

Face masks

Plenty of people have issued advice on how to make a mask including the BBC, the Government, and Which?

Enjoying your exercise

You may like to explore the area with a circular walk - see this map, produced by Doug Evans. And why not try our central Burpham quiz, which you'll find on our 'Visit us' page.

Church services

Every Sunday there is an act of worship, organised by Celia Woodruff vicar of Burpham & Wepham. It is held virtually. Contact Celia if you'd like to join in this (see our contacts page).

Garden centre

A note from Simon Lay about deliveries from Ferring nurseries

Ibuprofen (18 March 2020)

The BBC reported on 17 March that the NHS now recommends paracetamol to treat the symptoms of coronavirus (unless your doctor has told you paracetamol is not suitable for you). The article said that if you are already taking ibuprofen on the advice of a doctor, you should not stop taking it. There was fake news circulating on this subject by whatsapp and text, purporting to come from medics.

More government information