Category: Health and Safety

Lockdown is easing…

But you might want to consider carefully where to pick for your post-lockdown meal out. Even as many restaurants, cafes and takeaways have remained closed to the public, food hygiene inspections have continued over the past few months. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has a hygiene rating system used by local authorities, […]

UK aid and Unilever reach one billion people with global hygiene campaign to tackle Covid-19

The world’s largest hygiene campaign aimed at tackling the spread of Covid-19 has reached one billion people. The UK Government and Unilever partnered to provide soap, sanitiser and surface disinfectants to developing countries, where there is little or no sanitation. This comes as the UK-backed COVAX scheme reaches deliveries of […]

Latest update

The main points from this week’s national influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report are: Surveillance indicators suggest that at a national level COVID-19 activity decreased in week 14 of 2021. Case rates have fallen across all age groups. Case rates continue to be highest in those aged 10 to 19, with a case […]

Stay safe, stay local

The general advice suggests staying as close to home as you can, even as you enjoy England’s gradual release from lockdown. East Sussex is fortunate to have lower rates of Covid infection than most other places, but this could change quickly. Darrell Gale, Director of Public Health for East Sussex, said:“I’d still […]

People visiting East Sussex’s spectacular coastline are being urged to stay safe this spring and summer. The council is reminding visitors of the serious risks the unstable cliffs pose to those getting too close to the edge or walking at the base of the cliffs, and the dangers to beach […]

New report warns that UK could become next Wuhan – yet Doncaster Racecourse gets set to open doors to a wildlife market

The Animal Protection Agency (APA), an organisation campaigning against the trade in wild animals as pets, has called on the government to halt all wild animal markets in order to protect animal welfare and safeguard public health. A newly published scientific report summarising the mountain of evidence for a ban […]

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership Commercial Vehicle Campaign

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) are supporting the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Carraige of Dangerous Goods and Insecure Loads Campaign to raise awareness of the importance of proper fleet and vehicle management. The campaign will educate road users on the importance of road safety legislation compliance, particularly amongst the commercial […]

Green Party Councillor Johnny Denis backs teachers’ urgent call to close schools and move learning online

Support comes as Green-led Brighton & Hove City Council advises primary schools to move to remote learning until Monday 18 January Councillor Johnny Denis urges East Sussex County Council to protect our NHS and close primary schools immediately Councillor Johnny Denis, Green Party Lewes District Councillor, Parliamentary Spokesperson and Cabinet […]

Seaford Town Council’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Position Statement

The Town Council has been regularly monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) bothlocally and nationally. Following the most recent announcement by the national Government to placeSeaford and the Lewes District (as well as many surrounding areas) into Tier Four with effect from00.01am Saturday 26th December 2020, the following arrangements are […]