Update from Eastbourne Borough Council Leader David Tutt on 24-Aug-21

With the rules surrounding Covid restrictions constantly changing it can be a challenge to keep up to date. The latest updates came into force on the 19th August and concerns travelling to the UK from countries on the amber list.  Whereas before this date you would have needed to quarantine, this is no longer the case, provided that:

- you have been fully vaccinated

- take a Covid-19 pre-departure test

- take a Covid-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England – the arrival day is day 0

So, travelling overseas appears to be becoming easier, but with infection levels remaining volatile and new strains of the virus emerging, I will be staying in the UK for the foreseeable future.

Do you use the buses or would like to if there was a better service?  Then you might like to respond to the consultation being run by East Sussex County Council in conjunction with the bus operators.  It aims to establish a “Bus Improvement Plan”.  People often say to me that they would like to see better bus services, whether that means different routes or a more frequent service.  So, if you believe that public transport is important and would like to make your views known, spare a few minutes to complete the survey, which can be found at: consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/bsip

Have you been wondering what to do this Bank Holiday weekend, if so, why not attempt a new sport?  The Eastbourne Festival of Accessible Sport is a brand new event to showcase all of the accessible sports that are available locally.  Taking place at Princes Park on the 28th and 29th August this free event is being organised by Defiant Sports and Eastbourne Access Group.  It is open to people of all ages, abilities and disabilities, more information can be found on their website https://defiantsports.org.uk/   If however you prefer to sit down and be entertained “The Play that goes Wrong” opens at The Congress Theatre on Bank Holiday Monday and runs until the 4th September. It looks like being a great show with a good laugh guaranteed.

Stay safe and enjoy summer!

David Tutt

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