Coronavirus information

This page contains all of the latest statements and information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) from PCC Katy Bourne, as well as links to useful information from trusted partners. 

You can also keep up to date on the latest messages on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Emergency funding for organisations supporting victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence

If you are an organisation who supports victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence in Sussex, you can apply for COVID-19 related emergency funding using this application form.

Funding is from 24th March 2020 to 31st October 2020 to meet the additional costs incurred, or will incur, whilst adapting services during the pandemic and/or to cope with demand increases resulting from it.

Please read the guidance to ensure that your funding application is suitable and appropriate. We are unable to provide funding to those that do not fit this criteria.

Applications must be returned to (cc in by 5pm on 5th June 2020 with the organisations financial accounts.

Applications sent without accounts will NOT be counted.

Decisions will be made week of 8th June 2020 and all successful applicants will need to electronically sign a Grant Agreement detailing the applicable terms and conditions and provide copies of the documents stated in the application form (tab 3).

If you have any queries, please contact or call 07710 120722 in the first instance.

PCC statements

18/05/2020 - Share the roads responsibly. Slow down and save lives.

17/05/2020 - Finding unique ways to reach out to domestic abuse victims

11/05/2020 - Child exploitation continues to increase during 'lockdown'

11/05/2020 - PCC creates new Safe Space for victims in 'lockdown'

06/05/2020 - Sussex Police maintain focus on domestic abuse

06/05/2020 - Rural crime still a focus during lockdown

30/4/2020 - Increase in assaults on Sussex Police officers during Covid-19 pandemic

27/04/2020 - PCC helps over 1,000 young people stay active at home in just one week

24/04/2020 - The time has come for Video Enabled Justice

22/04/2020 - 'Mute, don't block your stalker'

20/04/2020 - Cyberstalking increases across Sussex in Covid-19 crisis

16/04/2020 - PCC teams up with Active Sussex to keep young people active at home during 'lockdown'

09/04/2020 - REBOOT digitally adapts to Coronavirus 'lockdown'

08/04/2020 - Vital support is still available in Sussex

01/04/2020 - Engagement is key to maintaining public confidence in policing

31/03/2020 - Thank you to those on the frontline

30/03/2020 - Coronavirus threats made to frontline workers will not be tolerated

26/03/2020 - "The scientific evidence cannot be ignored; by staying at home we can save lives"

26/03/2020 - Domestic abuse could thrive in self-isolation

24/03/2020 - PCC and ACC response to Prime Minister's CVOID-19 update

23/03/2020 - Don't fall victim to Coronavirus fraudsters 

19/03/2020 - PCC statement in response to COVID-19

19/03/2020 - PCC's response to the measures announced ahead of the publication of the Coronavirus Bill

16/03/2020 - Government postpones PCC elections

Sussex Police

Coronavirus response page

29/04/2020 - Increase on assaults on Sussex Police offices during Covid-19 pandemic

28/04/2020 - Police warning after distraction burglary in Hailsham

24/04/2020 - Police ask public to stop and think before making unnecessary journeys

24/04/2020 - An open letter to the people of Sussex from pubic service workers makes an emotional please

22/04/2020 - Residents urged to be vigilant after pair coerce their way in to man's home

22/04/2020 - Police warn of coronavirus shopping scam as elderly woman targeted in Hove

21/04/2020 - Man convicted of assaulting police officer

20/04/2020 - Support for stalking victims to mark national awareness campaign

17/04/2020 - Make the right call and help us save lives

15/04/2020 - Coronavirus fines represent "small minority" - Sussex Police

14/04/2020 - Police warn against fraudsters amidst coronavirus pandemic

13/04/2020 - Police thank Sussex residents for following Covid-19 guidance over Easter weekend

12/04/2020 - Police did not fine breastfeeding mother - Sussex Police statement 

10/04/2020 - The majority of Sussex continues to make the right decision about coronavirus

10/04/2020 - Officers assaulted and threatened with Covid-19 at Eastbourne property

09/04/2020 - Officers and emergency workers experience verbal abuse and assaults on duty

08/04/2020 - Do the right thing and save lives this weekend

08/04/2020 - Public urged to avoid unnecessary journeys in fight against coronavirus

07/04/2020 - Public services across Sussex join forces in "mammoth effort" to respond to Covid-19 pandemic

07/04/2020 - Woman accused of coughing at police appears in court

05/04/2020 - Many people in Sussex stayed home to save lives

03/04/2020 - Police ask public to remain at home as weather warms up

2/04/2020 - Police chief thanks hundreds of 'police emergency volunteers' 

25/03/2020 - Together we can save lives

21/03/2020 - Don't fall victim to Coronavirus fraudsters

20/03/2020 - Sussex Local Resilience Forum declares Covid-19 a major incident

UK Government

The most up to date information and advice from the Government is available on their Coronavirus page. The current advice is:

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Staying at home and away from others (social distancing)

Resources in other languages

The UK Government have translated information on social distancing and self isolation in to:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Welsh


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