Vaccinations - today's coronavirus update

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Coronavirus alerts.

8 January 2020


This update is for members of East Sussex County Council and our partners

Update on vaccinations in East Sussex


In East Sussex seven GP-led vaccination services have gone live and have started to vaccinate patients over the age of 80.

These are in:

  • The Meads Medical Centre, Uckfield
  • River Lodge in Lewes
  • Beacon Shopping centre, Eastbourne
  • Hampden Park Health Centre, Eastbourne
  • Princes Park Health Centre, Eastbourne
  • Sidley Medical Practice, Bexhill
  • The Kings Church, Hastings

A further GP led service is expected to go live at Saxonbury House Medical Practice in Crowborough next week, and discussions are on-going about two other vaccination centres in rural Rother and Hailsham.

The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) is asking all partners to encourage East Sussex residents not to call their GP practice for more information about when they can receive the vaccine. Instead people are being asked to be patient and they will be contacted when it is their turn.

We'll have more information on this, including how vaccinations will be rolled out to our care homes, next week.

No covid test? No Newhaven crossing


We are reminding hauliers and passengers booked on ferry crossings from Newhaven that they must arrange their own Covid-19 test first.

They will need a negative result from a test within 72 hours of travel – or they will not be able to board.

East Sussex - latest Covid-19 cases

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The number of new cases in East Sussex has continued to rise and across all districts and boroughs in the county the local rates remain above the national figures.

The latest stats show a rate of 740 new cases per 100,000 population in East Sussex while the rate for England is 612.

The figures reported below show the number of new cases for the latest 7-day period available.  For comparison, the figure in brackets is the number of new cases in the seven day period covered by the previous update (6 Jan).

Source:   7 January, 2020

Table: Total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Sussex in the seven days leading up to 2 January


     No. new of cases                

  Rate per 100,000 population






                847 (807 previous update)

            816 (778 previous update) 






                808 (811) 

            875 (875) 






                719 (671) 

            696 (650) 






                674 (649) 

            701 (675) 






                1,073 (1,039)

            664 (643) 












East Sussex

         4,121 (3,977 previous update)

           740 (714 previous update)






         344,555 (326,333)

           612 (580)





You can also see fuller context for East Sussex and commentary from the Director of Public Health in the weekly bulletin published each Friday.

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