New Covid rules coming: what you can and can’t do

East Sussex has been classed as at ‘high risk’ from Covid which means that new rules will be in force in our county when the current national restrictions come to an end on Wednesday (December 2).

The government’s ‘high risk’ assessment, announced today, puts East Sussex in the middle of three tiers of alert for coronavirus. It recognises that virus rates are rising here, although still lower than in many parts of England.

From Wednesday, these rules will apply in East Sussex:

  • No mixing indoors with people from other households
  • Outdoor mixing is allowed for up to six people
  • Pubs and bars may only serve alcohol as part of a substantial meal. They must shut by 11pm
  • Shops can remain open and hairdressing and other personal care is allowed
  • Gyms and leisure centres may open

The high alert tier: what you need to know

All of us will still have choices to make about how we act within these regulations, as Director of Public Health Darrell Gale discusses below. 

Before the new tier system comes into force on Wednesday, please continue to follow the current national restrictions