Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support


New local restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus came into effect on Wednesday 2 December.

East Sussex is in Tier 2 restrictions. This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, and some additional restrictions will need to be in place. For a full breakdown, see: GOV.UK – Local restriction tiers.

We know the Prime Minister’s announcement of new Covid restrictions for England over the Christmas period will have a big effect on people and businesses in East Sussex.

For the latest updates on the support available for you, including help in your community and advice for your business, see the links below.

You can also sign up to the East Sussex coronavirus updates email list, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We can limit the spread of the virus by working together in East Sussex and following NHS advice on how to protect each other.

Advice for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people

Advice for people clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (those who were previously advised to shield).

East Sussex coronavirus statistics

Weekly summary and key messages. See the latest data.

Coronavirus tests in Sussex

If you develop symptoms, get a test. Find out how to get a test in Sussex.

East Sussex Outbreak Control Plan

Measures to identify and contain outbreaks and protect the public’s health in East Sussex.

NHS tracing app

Advice for businesses and residents about the new NHS tracing app.

Local Tracing Partnership

The Local Tracing Partnership may contact you if NHS Test and Trace couldn’t reach you.

Community support

Advice and help from local groups, volunteers and Community Hubs.

Businesses and employment

National and local support for businesses, self-employed and sole traders. Advice for workers.

Grants and funding advice

Find out about funds available to help charities, CICs and community groups.

Government support for isolating on low-incomes

Details about the government’s support package to enforce self-isolation for those on low incomes.

Latest service disruption updates

Our central point for news about disruption to council services.

Adult social care and health providers

The latest guidance for our service providers in East Sussex.

Schools, children and families’ services

Advice for key workers and parents on school or nursery places, Children’s Centres and health visiting.

Health and wellbeing advice

Advice on staying safe and taking care of your health and wellbeing.

Shopping and food delivery

How you can get help with shopping and food delivery, whether you’re shielding or not.