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18 December 2020

Your guide to Christmas bubbles

Christmas bubbles.

Local restrictions will ease from 23 to 27 December allowing up to three households to form a Christmas bubble.

However, with聽Covid-19 infection rates rising in parts of East Sussex, and Hastings and Rother moving to Tier 3 restrictions from Saturday 19 December, we must all consider how essential this is.聽

We know that the virus spreads more easily indoors and that up to 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 don鈥檛 have symptoms.

With this in mind, if you do decide to mix households and create a Christmas bubble, here are some things you should do to take extra care:聽VIP access only for your Christmas bubble.

Where to enjoy a winter walk

A dog going for a walk.

If a Christmas or Boxing Day walk isn鈥檛 a tradition you鈥檝e ever had, this year feels like a good time to start.

We are lucky to live in this part of the country where we have both seafront and beautiful green spaces to explore!

We鈥檝e signposted ideas on where to walk this Christmas.

Christmas wrapping: The eco edit


With Christmas only a week away (where did this year go?!) you may be getting ready to tackle wrapping your gifts.聽

Wrapping Christmas presents can create a lot of extra, mostly non-recyclable rubbish.

While many of us reach for glittery tags, plastic bows and shiny wrapping paper, there are more affordable eco-friendly ways to wrap a gift.

It鈥檚 very easy to make the switch to more sustainable wrapping and we鈥檙e here with some tips to get you on your way: Christmas wrapping: The eco edit.

Shop safely, avoid scams


Whether it鈥檚 Christmas, a pandemic or just your average day, it鈥檚 important to shop safely and avoid falling victim to scams.

Due to covid-19, we鈥檝e seen an increase in scams looking to take advantage of the financial hardship and loneliness many people have experienced. So whether you鈥檙e browsing online, answering the front door or reading through your post, be mindful. If in doubt, always check it out.

Shop safely, avoid scams.

Fun activities for the Christmas break

Festive activities.

Looking for activities to keep the kids entertained and having fun over the Christmas break? From homemade gifts to hedgehog hotels, we have some great ideas to keep the whole family busy without breaking the bank.

Fun activities for the Christmas break.

With children home from school and new electrical toys and decorations around, there is a risk of accidents happening at this busy time. Check out ways to keep your little ones safe during the festive season.聽

From the newsroom...

A stack of newspapers

Green light for Seven Sisters site transfer. The transfer of the Seven Sisters County Park site to the South Downs National Park Authority has been given the go ahead. The transfer will happen in spring 2021.聽

Keep warm and well this winter with a Warm Home Check. If you struggle to keep your home warm you can get support and advice through the council鈥檚 warm home check service.

Voting safely at next year鈥檚 elections.While the County Council elections are not until May, we鈥檙e already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote.聽

Covid Winter Grant Scheme offers help to vulnerable families.Households across the county who are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic will get help this winter from East Sussex County Council thanks to financial support worth more than 拢1.5million.