Health Advice to Protect Yourself and Others

The latest information on Coronavirus and the UK’s response and management can be found on the government website. News and guidance is being issued regularly.

Stay protected:

  • The NHS COVID-19 app goes live on 24 September. By using the app, you’ll be helping to protect those around you – friends, family, colleagues and local communities. Available from Apple iTunes Store and Google Play from 24 September.
  • Sign up to the free Government Coronavirus information service on WhatsApp. Add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

The self-isolation period for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection has been extended to 10 days.

What you can and can’t do

Coronavirus FAQs clarify what you can and can’t do. Make sure you are up to date with the latest guidance:

From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6. This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes. There will be a limited number of exemptions.

Please also take a look at our COVID 19 Community Pack which contains other useful links and contacts.

Face masks/coverings

In England, you must wear a face mask or covering in the following settings:

  • public transport
  • indoor transport hubs (airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
  • shops and supermarkets (places which are open to the public and that wholly or mainly offer goods or services for retail sale or hire)
  • indoor shopping centres
  • banks, building societies, and post offices (including credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses)

From 8 August 2020 the list of places where face coverings must be worn by law is extended. View the full list:


Test and Trace: if you have symptoms of Coronavirus, order a test immediately at or call 119.

The latest advice and information from the NHS can be found on the Coronavirus webpage of the NHS website.

Visiting your GP

Some local surgeries now have dedicated area where anyone with Covid-19 symptoms can be seen safely.

Residents of Wealden’s Retirement Living Courts

To help keep our retirement living courts free of COVID-19, we’ve produced some   FAQs  for our retirement living residents.

Health and wellbeing at home

While you are at home, there are number of ways you can keep fit and active: Staying in, happy and healthy

Advice is available to support your mental health and is supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Mental health and wellbeing guidance

The Government campaign to tackle loneliness has a website full of advice on how to help others or yourself if you are feeling lonely. #letstalkloneliness

E-Wellbeing is a new online service to support young people in Sussex with their wellbeing and mental health.

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau offers some good advice if you are struggling to pay your energy bills because of coronavirus.

Protect yourself from fraud

Unfortunately, we are aware of a number of scams taking advantage of the current circumstances.  Friends Against Scams has some helpful advice.