|Schools in East Sussex will close and move teaching online until at least February half-term under a new national Covid lockdown announced by the Prime Minister on 4th January.|
The new national restrictions mean there are extra rules in place, in addition to the Tier 4 regulations which already apply across East Sussex.
Schools and colleges will teach online (although some will open for children who are vulnerable or whose parents/carers are key workers. Nurseries can also remain open).
You must only leave your house for a few specific reasons (to exercise, shop for food, get essential medical help, if you absolutely cannot work at home or if your safety is threatened).
National lockdown laws: stay at home
Please remember that infection rates are very high in our county but can reduce them by strictly following the restrictions and by hand-washing and wearing face coverings. Our hard-pressed hospitals and health services need help to cope.
If you get even mild symptoms, arrange a test and self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination against the virus is continuing and the NHS is asking everyone to be patient as you will be contacted when it’s your turn to get the jab. NHS vaccination information.