New Covid restrictions which affect all of us in East Sussex from today are now in force.
In Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden
Eastbourne. Lewes and Wealden remain in tier 2 (high alert) but the rules for Christmas have changed.
You can still meet in a bubble of up to three households, but only on Christmas day
You cannot include households from tier 4 in your bubble
You are strongly advised to ‘stay local’ whenever possible and act as if you carried the infection. You should not leave the country except for urgent work reasons.
The government will continue to review health and infection data and will decide on any new changes to tiers by 30 December at the latest.
Check out the East Sussex Council website updated with more help and information about coronavirus in East Sussex
In Hastings and Rother
Hastings and Rother have been placed in a new tier (tier 4 – stay at home) because of the very rapid spread of the virus.
The new restrictions mean:
You must stay at home whenever possible
Non-essential shops must close
Gyms, hair and beauty and other close contact services must close
You can only meet one other person not from your household and only in an open public space
You must not travel to areas in other tiers (unless it’s absolutely essential for work, medical reasons or education)
No travel abroad
No mixing of households at Christmas
Support bubbles are still allowed
Communal worship can continue