Coronavirus Information

Our planet - and our town - faces its biggest public health challenge in recent times in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Eastbourne Borough Council, led by Councillor David Tutt, is working around the clock across our community to lead our town through this virus. Neighbouring councils are doing the same to supports residents in Willingdon, Jevington and Wannock.

See below details of how you can access support from the local authority and community groups at this time.

Key resources

  • The latest government update - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 
  • Eastbourne Borough Council coronavirus hub - 01323 679722
  • Wealden District Council coronavirus hub - 01323 443322

Government social distancing advice

Benefits and money-related support

  • Benefits advice: East Sussex Benefits Helpline - 0333 344 0681
  • Council tax queries: Eastbourne Borough Council - 01323 410000

Business-related support

  • Business support: Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce - 01323 641144
  • Business rates queries: Eastbourne Borough Council - 01323 410000

Care-related queries

  • East Sussex County Council (Adult Social Care) - 0345 608 0191

Education queries

  • Department for Education Coronavirus line - 0800 046 8687

Grocery shopping and prescription pick ups

Health support

Are you isolated and looking to speak to someone?

  • Eastbourne Volunteers Befriending - 07501909048
  • The Silver Line - 0800 4 70 80 90
  • Samaritans - 116 123

Would you like to volunteer locally?

General advice

  • Citizens Advice Bureau - 03444 111 444
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