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Disruption to council services

This is our central point for news about council services when they are affected by events outside our control.

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General support during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Schools, children and families

Adult social care and mental health

Adult social care

We’ll list any closures here as soon as we know about them. If you need help or information please contact Adult Social Care.

Community mental health services

We’ll list any closures here as soon as we know about them. For further information please see:

Libraries and archives

All East Sussex libraries are open for browsing, computer use and study space. Normal opening hours have resumed. Please wear a face covering (unless exempt).

The home library service will remain in place for vulnerable users. Please book this service by calling 0345 60 80 196.

Customers can continue to access a wide range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines, as well as using Select and Collect services. Customers can access more information, through East Sussex’s eLibrary.

The Keep (Archive Centre)

The Keep is open to the public. Please wear a face covering (unless exempt).

All existing COVID-secure measures, including mask wearing, countertop screens, frequent hand and surface sanitisation, and occupancy limits will remain in place at this time.

Documents no longer need to be quarantined, and so we have been able to lift the cap on the number of documents customers can order in a session.

Read more on essential information about your visit.

Register Offices

Weddings and Civil Partnerships

For updates that may affect ceremonies taking place in East Sussex, see weddings and ceremonies in East Sussex.

Notices of Marriage and Notice of Civil Partnership

If you are an East Sussex resident getting married or forming a civil partnership, you must give notice at an East Sussex Register Office.

Depending on your circumstances, this should be at least 2 months prior to the ceremony.

Email us at Ceremonies Hub to book your appointment as soon as possible. We aim to respond within 5 days.

Please help us to manage the volume of enquiries we are receiving by waiting for a response before emailing again.

Death registrations

Book online for an appointment to register a death.

Birth registrations

Parents or carers with unregistered babies should book online for an appointment to register a birth.

Citizenship ceremonies

From 28 April, citizenship ceremonies will be held in person at our register offices across East Sussex. How to book your citizenship ceremony

Rubbish and recycling

All Household Waste Recycling Sites are open with normal opening hours.

Cars can attend each day, but vans and vehicles over 2m will only be accepted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Van drivers need to bring a proof of address (driver’s licence or recent utility bill) and they will be subject to new trade waste inspections.

Before visiting, please check the information for your local site: Rubbish and recycling in East Sussex.

Please reduce your waste where possible and recycle as much as you can through your kerbside collections.

Roads, transport and parking

Bus services

Face coverings are recommended on all public transport and on dedicated transport to school or college. See: Bus service changes (including back to school changes)


Work on roads and footpaths is continuing. See East Sussex Highways

For other latest information please follow ‘East Sussex roads’ or Sussex Police on Twitter or see the BBC live traffic news.