Covid-19 Update

This newsletter focusses on the local vaccine roll-out. I work closely with the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (who are leading the roll-out of our vaccination programme). I have also been in discussions with the Vaccines Minister about the central roll-out. My latest call was at 3pm Monday 11 Jan hence this newsletter is sent to you with same-day information. This will soon be out of date so please refer to my website and a Vaccination section which will be regularly updated.

I wish you all well and will be doing my best to help the vaccination programme succeed and our area unlocked.

Priority Vaccination Groups and Numbers

Click here to understand where you fall in the prioritisation schedule for the vaccine, delivery targets and the numbers vaccinated to date.
Your Local Vaccination Centres

Click here to read about our local vaccination centres and plans to plug gaps.
Financial Support

For more information on the support available for businesses please visit my website. The general guidance is that if you are not sure whether you are eligible for a scheme, apply for it.
Vote on the Further Lockdown

The reasoning behind my vote and my message to all young people; us older ones owe you a debt which we will repay.

Watch here.
Date of Restriction Review

The Prime Minister has confirmed that the lockdown will be reviewed every 2 weeks.
 Given that the lockdown rules became law on 6th January, the first review will come on 20th January and every 2 weeks after that until we have rolled out our vaccination programme and the lockdown is no longer deemed necessary.

East Sussex Needs You!

If you are a Sussex resident, the NHS is on the hunt for new vaccinators and volunteers to help protect millions of people from COVID-19.

Anyone wanting to volunteer to join COVID Vaccine Team can do so via this link.

Vaccination Types and Logistics Challenges 

Click here to read about each vaccination type, numbers ordered, specific logistical challenges and the numbers to vaccinate by 15th February.
Enforcing Lockdown Restrictions

I’ve received a number of complaints from residents who feel that others are not complying with the lockdown rules and are urging more to be done to enforce them.

Read here for more information.
Vaccination for Care Home Residents and NHS and Care Staff

Click here to read about the latest plans to vaccinate all care home residents and staff within the next fortnight.
Vaccinate to reopen the School Gate

Why getting those most at risk vaccinated will be the key to getting our classrooms opened to all.

Click here to read more about school openings.
Vaccine Roll-Out

During the Prime Minster's Covid-19 Update I highlighted that rural areas such as Rother should not be forgotten in the vaccination roll out.

Watch here.


Coronavirus Cases in Our Area

This tracker on the government website provides information on covid-19 cases. The BBC also provides up to date information on a weekly basis which you can access here

For the latest shielding and distancing guidance visit here.

During the Coronavirus Crisis I will not be holding face to face surgeries but will be holding advice surgeries for urgent cases by phone.

To make an appointment for a telephone surgery please email: [email protected] or call 01424 736861.

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