January 21st 2021
Huw Merriman MP has provided an update about vaccinations for those aged 80+ who attend the Heathfield and Firs surgeries (below)
January 20th 2021
Huw Merriman MP has provided an important update about the CoVid -19 vaccination roll out, particularly impacting rural areas including Heathfield, Hailsham and Battle.
January 18th 2021
Confirmation has been received that anyone is allowed to drive a patient to a vaccination station, or hospital, as this is a legal reason to travel. Wearing of appropriate PPE is required.
STAY AT HOME
THE UK IS IN NATIONAL LOCKDOWN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules and you can be fined for breaking them.
You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
· shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
· go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
· exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not
travel outside your local area.
· seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
· attend education or childcare - for those eligible
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work
You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).
You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.
STAY AT HOME
PROTECT THE NHS
A full list of the Government's lockdown restrictions is at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Vaccine roll out in East Sussex
Latest Update from ESCC
Latest updates from Wealden DC - October 2020
- Free flu vaccines - If people are at higher risk from coronavirus they’re also more at risk of problems from the flu. Flu vaccination clinics across Sussex are underway and the NHS is encouraging anyone who is eligible for a free flu vaccination to book an appointment with their GP or pharmacist, as soon as they receive an invitation. For more information visit the NHS website. Information on the flu vaccine is also available in Easyread formatsand in a variety of languages.
- Age UK’s befriending service remains open to new referrals as normal. Please refer to the service as usual by calling 01273 476 704.
- The new Test and Trace legislation also means that services provided for social, cultural and recreational purposes must also display an NHS QR code and collect data for Test and Trace. This includes community centres, youth and community services, and village halls. If you have not yet registered your village hall for an NHS QR code, you will need to do so here:https://www.gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster
- We are all being advised to get tested, should we show symptoms, please continue to promote this message to help us control the virus. Further details can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested In the event that people with symptoms are unable to obtain a local test, it is not recommended that they travel long distances. Government advice is to try booking again in a few hours. A good time to try is 8pm when new slots are made available.
Please find below some links to other useful information during the coronavirus emergency
East Sussex Community HUB
Information from NHS
Information from UK government
Information from UK government for employers and businesses
Information from Wealden District Council
Information from Neighbourhood Watch about protecting the vulnerable and isolated
Information from OFCOM on possible Scams