Local Lockdown Lowdown for Tuesday 28 April 2020

1) From Lewes District Council –
Limit the spread of Coronavirus by leaving the house only when it is essential. More guidance on what is considered essential, and how to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus at:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Lots of social media messages today reminding us of the gov.uk website FAQs:
https://www.gov.uk/…/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can…

2) Particular focus on the self-employed – find out what government financial support is available at:
https://www.gov.uk/…/financial-support-for-businesses-durin…

3) From East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust –
Don’t ignore health concerns or put off going to hospital if you need urgent or emergency help. Dr David Walker, Medical Director at the Trust, has a video message on the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/ESHTNHS/videos/242365126888214/

4) From NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group –
Get in touch with the Covid-19 Community Connectors today for information about local support available. Contact the team at:
sxccg.involvement@nhs.net
or on
01273 238725

5) From ‘Community Transport Lewes Area’ –
The transport helpline is open and can assist high risk or self-isolating people who need assistance in getting basic shopping or prescriptions:
01273 517332

6) From Citizen’s Advice –
If you are concerned about debt then you can use the CAB’s sample letters to help you write to your creditors:
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

7) From East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust –
You can send a message to a loved one in a local hospital. This includes the Eastbourne District General Hospital and the Bexhill Irvine Unit. You will need certain identifying information. More details at:
https://www.esht.nhs.uk/…/04/23/send-a-message-to-a-loved-…/