Face covering requirements post ‘Freedom Day’

Visitors to East Sussex County Council buildings will be required to continue wearing a mask or face covering from Monday 19 July

The council have confirmed the precaution will remain in place to help protect customers and staff in enclosed public spaces at council sites. This includes libraries.

It’s also being recommended that face coverings continue to be worn in areas that can become crowded, including shops and on public transport

Darrell Gale, Director of Public Health for East Sussex, said: “Wearing face-coverings offers some additional protection from catching and passing on the virus. That’s why visitors to the county council’s buildings and people taking part in wedding ceremonies where we officiate are urged to continue to wear a face-covering.

“We want to keep everyone in our communities as safe as possible and we want to ensure that public services aren’t weakened by high levels of infection and illness. Our thanks to everyone in our communities who continues to play their part in protecting each other.”