Waste sites appeal, vaccination update and more - Today's coronavirus update

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Coronavirus alerts.

5 March 2021


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

Vaccinations in Sussex - latest

March vax

Across the whole of Sussex more than 600,000 people have now had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccination.

In East Sussex the following have now had the jab:

93.6% of people over 80

94.1% of those age 75-79

92.7% of those age 70-74

82.8% of those age 65-69

86.8% of those clinically extremely vulnerable

Household waste sites appeal


We are urging residents to avoid rushing to the county’s household waste sites in the coming weeks and to think carefully about whether they really need to go.

As the weather improves and people start spring cleaning, carrying out DIY projects or tidying up the garden, we are  asking residents to consider whether they can safely store additional waste at home until they have a full car load, or dispose of or recycle it through the kerbside collections, rather than frequently visiting one of the waste sites.

To keep staff and visitors safe during the pandemic restrictions are in place and residents are reminded they may face long queues if they visit a household waste site in the coming weeks. Traffic management has been put in place at the Hastings, Maresfield and Mountfield sites since the start of March due to the sheer volume of vehicles visiting.

For more information visit household waste sites

Back to school in East Sussex

A reminder that schools and colleges across East Sussex will resume on-site teaching from Monday (8 March). We have put together a range of information to answer the questions parents and young people might have. For more information visit: Back to School in East Sussex

East Sussex - latest Covid-19 cases

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The number of new cases in East Sussex continues to be much lower than the national figure. 

The latest stats show an infection rate of 41 new cases per 100,000 population in East Sussex while the rate for England is 86.

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. Source: https://coronavirus-staging.data.gov.uk/details/cases   4 March, 2021

Table: Total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Sussex in the seven days leading up to 28 February 2021


           No. new of cases                

  Rate per 100,000 population






       48 (60 previous update)

            46 (58) 






               66 (68) 

            71 (73) 






               44 (69) 

            43 (67) 






               31 (37) 

            32 (38) 






               37 (47)

            23 (29) 












East Sussex

       226 (281 previous update)

             41 (50)






       48,656 (57,933)

            86 (103)





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

ESCC help and advice webpage

Coronavirus alerts.

There is a web page on our website that brings together a range of information and advice regarding the coronavirus. 

Visit: Coronavirus - help and support

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