Coronavirus (Covid-19) latest

We are now seeing the national restrictions beginning to reduce the Covid-19 rate in Wealden. The latest information about cases in the District can be found on the East Sussex County Council’s website. Unfortunately the tremendous strain the virus is putting on our hospitals continues, so it is vital we all continue to follow the lockdown rules. The sacrifices we are all making now are the best way to ensure an early end to the uncertainties caused by the pandemic.

The vaccination programme continues to be delivered at pace. Local GP groups in Crowborough, Uckfield, Heathfield and Hailsham are providing jabs to the prioritised groups. Our older residents in care homes have now been vaccinated. Regular updates about the vaccination programme can be found on the Sussex Health and Care Partnership’s website. When you are eligible for your vaccination, you will be contacted by the NHS. Please do not contact your GP practice in the meantime.

Self-isolation when you, or members of your household, are asked to by NHS Test and Trace remains a critical part in our fight against Covid-19. The Wealden Community Hub continues to provide help and support to everyone who needs it

A wide range of financial support is available to local businesses. Council staff are ensuring it is paid out as soon as possible. Full details of the schemes available can be found in the Available Grants and Support for Businesses section below. A summary is provided of the grants available in Wealden. We have also extended the free support provided by our fast-track planning service for businesses until September.

The Covid sections below provide local information and links to help you. They continue to be updated when new information comes in. Our phone lines may be busier than usual, so please bear with us and use email whenever possible. Meanwhile all council services continue to operate as usual. You can access many of our services online via this website. Our My Alerts free weekly emails will also help keep you updated.

Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save lives.

Bob Standley

3 February 2021