Supporting our local community

We are working with our partner network to provide a central source of useful information and advice on the issues impacting the sector as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, and will regularly update and add information to this page as it becomes available.

Useful links for employees and employers

Useful community links

Food and drink

  • Food and drink producers still delivering in Lewes - Click here
  • Brighton food bank - for further information on how you can support or donate - Click here
  • Brighton and Hove Food Partnership for food access volunteering and more - Click here

Horticulture

  • Local Plants and Flowers Available in Your Area - Click here
  • Helping people in horticulture - Perennial
  • Keep up to date with coronavirus horticulture news from Horticulture Week - Click here

Exercise

  • Brighton & Hove Healthwalks Facebook group, with community challenges and discussions - Click here
  • Coronavirus and your wellbeing from Mind - Click here
  • The Positive Birth Company, providing tips for pregnant women during pandemic - Click here
  • Madeira Drive in Brighton to close to allow easier social distancing walks along the seafront, find out more here
  • PE with Joe Wicks for the whole family - Click here
  • Free yoga classes online, to keep you grounded and calm - Click here

Learning

Advice about coronavirus scams

We have been made aware that there is a high rate of reports from online scams during the coronavirus pandemic. Please be vigilant for anything unusual you may see on social media platforms, emails, text or WhatsApp messages, fake websites and even phone calls. 

To help members of the public protect themselves from becoming a victim of fraud, Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, is advising: 

  • Be sceptical if you receive an email, text or WhatsApp message about the Coronavirus, and never click on any attachments or links 
  • Never provide personal data such as your full name, address and date of birth – scammers can use this information to steal your identity 
  • Don’t allow yourself to be pressured into donating money, and never make donations by cash or gift card, or send money through transfer agents such as Western Union or Moneygram 
  • If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam, then speak to your bank immediately and report any fraud to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

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