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From Wednesday, these rules will apply in East Sussex:
More information about current infection rates can be found
Mobile testing units are to return to Uckfield Railway station car park on
the 28th, 29th and 30th November. Booking is advised through the national testing portal https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/
The NHS Volunteer Responders scheme remains open to registration for volunteers. Further
details can be found here; https://
Please do continue to spread awareness that the Wealden Community Hub is able to obtain priority delivery slots and give advice on access to food if residents are struggling. I hope this information is of assistance and please note that these emails are an interpretation of government guidelines which can be accessed via https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
WDC Community Hub Update
1) Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
2) Avoid meeting people they do not live with, except for specific purposes.
3) Close certain businesses and venues.
An issues and guidance document has been updated to reflect the changes, so please do have a read through of that too when you have time
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION UPDATE
Covid-19 for health information and advice please visit the following links:
For the latest government advice on Covid 19 www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Please see some useful links and Updates from GOV.UK
A new Covid moment: what's changing in East Sussex
Safe in East Sussex Autumn Newsletter 2020
Keeping safe from coronavirus – a job for East Sussex together
By Darrell Gale, Director of Public Health for East Sussex
It’s my job to try and ensure as few of us as possible in East Sussex get infected with Covid-19 – but I need your help.
The good news is that, at the moment, East Sussex has low rates of the virus compared to some other parts of England.
But of course the virus is still there in our communities.
If there were a local outbreak, I or other public health leaders might ask you to avoid certain places or even to stay at home, as the situation is controlled.
We'd let you know about this very swiftly, for example on local television, radio and online. You can also sign up now for email updates which we’d send if anything new happens. (You’ll find a link on the homepage of the East Sussex County Council website).
Of course, I hope this will never be necessary and we can all work together to avoid outbreaks.
Above all, please:
On the county council website you’ll also find latest details about the number of cases where you live, our plan for how we’d handle any outbreak in the county and lots of practical help and support.
Our communities have already done amazing work to support each other through these tough times. We can keep the virus at bay in East Sussex if we continue working together.
Community Hub Update
We continue to receive customers
calling in relation to the Community Hub but numbers remain low. Town and Parish Councils remain a key part of the infrastructure in ensuring we can respond to demand from some of the most vulnerable
members of society and to a second spike in cases should it come. More information about current infection rates can be found here https://coronavirus.data.gov.
Please do continue to spread awareness that the Community Hub are able to obtain priority delivery slots and give advice on access to food if residents are struggling. I hope this information is of assistance and please note that these emails are an interpretation of government guidelines which can be accessed via https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Healthwatch East Sussex Annual Event:
What you told us - the impact of coronavirus in East Sussex
For all help and support on managing through coronavirus visit our dedicated webpages.
They include details of community hubs for people unable to cope through illness or isolation, advice for businesses who need support, and information on how to get help if you're at risk of abuse.
Takeaways in Wealden are expected to be very busy this bank holiday weekend. For your safety please pre-order your food, pay on line or tap, collect your food at your allotted time, and keep your distance!
Enjoy your food at home. These actions will keep you and others safe. Follow these guides to help your takeaway meet demand.
Details of businesses offering takeaway and deliveries of food are available at
If you have any concerns about social distancing in businesses email firstname.lastname@example.org
Household waste and recycling sites (tips) in East Sussex will begin to re-open to the public from 10am on Monday 18 May.
We expect the sites to be extremely busy and we ask that you only come to them if you have waste that it's absolutely essential to dispose of at this time. If you're able to compost waste, or safely store it at home for the time being, please do.
We are following new Government guidance on how to keep the public and staff safe at waste sites, including keeping people two metres apart.This means:
We believe these arrangements are the best way to re-open sites safely for you. We recognise they are likely to mean longer waiting times and we thank you in advance for your patience if it's essential for you to visit a site once they re-open on 18 May.
We will constantly monitor how the sites are working and keep you updated on any changes, including through our website.
Community hubs – help and direction for residents
Urgent health problems and clinical advice about coronavirus
If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.
If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:
Protecting vulnerable people
Mental health support
Find mental health support in East Sussex through the online Mental Health Directory of Community Support. Visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/socialcare/healthadvice/mental-health/directory/services/
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Please visit the Wealden District Council website for local businesses and an online application form for Grant Funding. For further information on funding, as well as other local issues, you can contact the Council on 01323 443322.
Supporting Wealden Communities
Please find attached information about some of the activities Wealden has been involved in this week during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It can be seen here:
SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE
Wealden District Council has set up a Covid-19 Community Hub for vulnerable people who need support to allow them to stay at home. If you are, or know someone who needs food, medical supplies or other support please register using our online form or call 01323 443322 and we will put you in contact with groups in the community and voluntary sector who can help.
Wealden District Council Update
Wealden District Council will continue to deliver essential waste collection services to our customers. In order to maintain these essential services, we have temporarily suspended taking new bookings for bulky waste collections.
Please help by avoiding unnecessary waste until, the bulky waste collection service is available again, or when the Household Waste Recycling Sites can reopen. Don't be tempted to fly tip. Fly tipping is an offence and offenders will be prosecuted.
Wealden Citizens Advice helpline
Please use 0300 330 9022
Long stay car parking at Wealden
Wealden District Council is supporting their residents and community through the latest national restrictions by allowing people to park their cars in the long stay (10hr and 23hr) areas of our car parks without any concern about parking enforcement. We want discourage people from making unnecessary journeys.
Other areas of our car parks will still have the usual parking guidelines in place. Pay and display car parks are not covered by this temporary change. These changes will be in place during the current national Covid restrictions – Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2 December 2020.
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