Tier 5 National Lockdown

From midnight on the 4th January new lockdown rules apply nationally. We have received the following update from East Sussex County Council:

4 January 2021

Schools in East Sussex will close and move teaching online until at least February half-term under a new national Covid lockdown announced by the Prime Minister this evening .

From tonight, the new national restrictions mean there are extra rules in place, in addition to the Tier 4 regulations which already apply across East Sussex.

  • Schools and colleges will teach online (although some will open for children who are vulnerable or whose parents/carers are key workers. Nurseries can also remain open).
  • You must only leave your house for a few specific reasons (to exercise, shop for food, get essential medical help, if you absolutely cannot work at home or if your safety is threatened).

National lockdown laws: stay at home 

Please remember that infection rates are very high in our county but we can reduce them by strictly following the restrictions and by hand-washing and wearing face coverings. We can help our hard-pressed hospitals and health services to cope.

If you get even mild symptoms, arrange a test and self-isolate for 10 days.

Vaccination against the virus is continuing and the NHS is asking everyone to be patient as you will be contacted when it’s your turn to get the jab. NHS vaccination information.


If you are isolating and need assistance in collecting a prescription or some essential items and don’t have a family member or friend able to assist you then please contact the Parish Council. We have a team of volunteers and we can arrange help when needed.

Clerk: 07375 809 660 or Assistant Clerk: 07943 848 430