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 so please read those sections too.

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.

The government has published staying safe outside your home for guidance on what the new rules will mean. 

Coronavirus FAQs clarify what you can and can’t do up to 4 July. After the 4 July the rules will change. Make sure you are up to date with the latest guidance:

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

Face masks/coverings

From 15 June, you must wear a face covering on public transport. You should be prepared to remove your face covering if asked to do so by police officers and staff for the purposes of identification. Face coverings do not replace social distancing. 

Full guidance on face coverings


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.

Waste disposal advice if someone in your household has Covid-19.

There is a 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.

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 with any concerns you may have, we have produced these questions & answers

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

Our Environmental Health team has produced a public register of food businesses in Wealden and Rother providing takeaway and delivery services. It includes contact details and hygiene scores.

Voucher scheme to help vulnerable residents with fuel costs now increased to £147 per family

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.

Protect yourself from fraud

Unfortunately, we have been made aware of a number of scams taking advantage of people’s current concerns.  Friends Against Scams has some helpful advice