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Council sends urgent callout to West Sussex businesses for PPE

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West Sussex businesses are being asked if they can supply or donate any personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect frontline workers who are delivering essential services to residents during the coronavirus outbreak. 

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, Amanda Jupp, said:

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all those businesses who have already come forward to donate or supply PPE for frontline staff in West Sussex during the COVID-19 crisis.

“As businesses will be aware, there is nationally an acute shortage of PPE across all services that support the public. Our council is urgently looking to increase its supplies of PPE for frontline staff which includes social workers, care home workers, community hub delivery drivers and Fire and Rescue Service workers.

“Whilst we are receiving PPE supplies, the current situation means we need to continually increase supplies coming in – obviously there is great demand across the county for equipment, with the NHS understandably being prioritised.

“We would really like to talk to any business in West Sussex that has or is producing PPE that could be donated to or purchased by the County Council.”

Examples of PPE needed are:

  • Hand sanitiser gel (greater than 60% alcohol)
  • Hand sanitiser gel dispensers
  • Disposable shoes, overalls and plastic aprons (single use) – CE marked
  • Eye protection EN166:2001 Frame Marking 3
  • Disposable gloves (single use) EN:374/5 (Viral protection)/nitrile purple/ nitrile blue
  • Fluid repellent surgical mask (single use) Type 11R medical use

The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF), which brings together public service agencies in responding to COVID-19, has a full list of PPE required on its website: www.sussex.police.uk/srf. In addition to the items on the SRF list, there is an urgent need for sanitiser gel dispenser bottles (ideally not larger than 1 ltr and flip lid or hand pump preferred).

All PPE items need to conform to the correct safety standards – detailed specifications are available on the gov.uk website.

If your business may be able to help in any way, please email PPEOffers@westsussex.gov.uk and the council will get in touch with you.

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Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park

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Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

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