UPDATE MONDAY 29th MARCH 2021
The UK government advice has changed with effect from Monday 29th March, as it begins its roadmap out of lockdown:
COVID LOCKDOWN ROAD MAP
With effect from Monday 29th March, the following activities will be allowed:
The evidence shows that it is safer for people to meet outdoors rather than indoors. And this is why from 29 March, when most schools start to break up for the Easter holidays, outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will also be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.
Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.
The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29 March but many restrictions will remain in place. People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Travel abroad will continue to be prohibited, other than for a small number of permitted reasons. Holidays abroad will not be allowed, given it will remain important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme. The government has launched a new taskforce to review global travel which will report on 12 April.
A full list of the Government's lockdown restrictions is at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Vaccine roll out in East Sussex
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