Covid-19 continues to hit Eastbourne very hard. Kathy Ballard, Sovereign Spokesperson said, “Latest figures for Sovereign show an increase in cases from 94.9 per 100,000 on 29th January to 108.5 on 4th February. But set against the overall rate for Eastbourne (361 per 100,000) this suggests the virus is still well contained in our community. Thankfully, figures across East Sussex are dropping.
I pay tribute to the many people who work so hard on behalf of our town during this dreadful pandemic. From the NHS, our care homes, essential retail and not forgetting those many volunteers who have been shopping for vulnerable people in the Ward and across town. Thank you.”
The latest publicity on the dangers of Covid and the need to adhere to the lock-down regulations appear to have reinforced residents’ resolve to protect the NHS and themselves, and Sovereign’s Covid cases have dropped. The core messages seem to be working as people remain at home.
Your Sovereign Spokesperson, Kathy Ballard, says, “Thank you to all residents who are following the rules and guidelines. Please keep it up. If you, or anyone you know, needs help the Eastbourne Borough Council Community Hub helpline on 01323 679722 offers a wide range of advice and support.”
A recent tweet from the Sussex Police:
"We have had a small number of reports of attempted Covid vaccine scams in East Sussex, so we are urging people to be careful. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay."