The Health Secretary has announced that from Boxing Day the whole of Sussex will move into Tier 4 “Stay at Home”, joining the neighbouring counties of Kent and Surrey, in the equivalent of a national lockdown. (Previously only the districts of Rother and Hastings in Sussex were in the Tier 4).
Until Saturday (26th December) Wealden is in Tier 2 (High). Residents are still permitted to see families and friends on Christmas Day. You may see people from a maximum of two other households (your “Christmas Bubble“) – but you cannot see anyone from a Tier 4 area.
In Tier 4 you must:
- stay at home whenever possible
- non-essential shops must close
- gyms, hair and beauty and other close contact services must close
- you can only meet one other person not from your household and only in an open public space
- you must not travel to areas in other tiers (unless it’s absolutely essential for work, medical reasons or education)
- no travel abroad
- support bubbles are still allowed
- communal worship can continue
Book a Test
There is currently a mobile test centre at Crowborough Rugby Club (until Christmas Eve Thursday 24th). If you think you might have coronavirus, you can book a Covid-19 test here.
The latest data for parts of Crowborough:
|Area (MSOA)||Rolling Rate||Cases||Change last week|
|Crowborough Whitehill & Warren||289.7||22||Up 12|
|Crowborough South East||134.8||11||Down 9|
|Crowborough North East||402.5||26||Up 20|
Rolling Rate is the seven–day average expressed per 100,000 population and allows areas of different sizes to be compared. So you take the seven day count divided by the area population and multiply by 100,000. So for Crowborough North East this is 26 cases / 6,459 estimated population in Mid-2019 x 100,000.
Both the Rolling Rate for Wealden (356.1) and East Sussex (478.8) are higher than the national average for England.
Patients Admitted to Hospital
By using the Interactive Map on the Government’s website you can look at the latest published Covid-19 rates and compare rates between areas. Using the timeline you can see how rates have changed from week to week.
Since the start of the pandemic, sadly 110 people from Wealden have died after having tested positive for Covid-19. This is a rate of 68.1 per 100,000 and compares to the average of 107.0 per 100,000 in England.