Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus advice

For general information, go to:

  • Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19): click here.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: click here.
  • To find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus, click here.
  • Foreign travel during coronavirus (COVID-19): find out what you need to do here.
  • For information on Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID), click here.
  • To find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace, click here.

Covid-19 Vaccine:

You can book these online:

  • 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 12 years old and over
  • boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old
  • additional doses and boosters for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over

UPDATES: (this guidance applies to ENGLAND only)

18 March 2022

The government will remove the remaining COVID-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers from 4am Friday 18 March.

  • from 4am 18 March no-one entering the UK will need to take tests or complete a passenger locator form
  • remaining managed hotel quarantine capacity will be fully stood down from the end of March, making the UK one of the first major economies to end all COVID-19 international travel rules
  • contingency plans put in place to manage any future variants of concern (VoCs)

24 February 2022

  • You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.
  • You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme will end. If you were told to self-isolate before 24 February you can still make a claim up to 6 April.

21 February 2022

The government has published its plan for living with COVID-19.

Staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer need to test twice a week.


£18.5m research funding to tackle Long Covid

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the news of a further £18.5 million of Government funding to drive research into the longer-term health effects of Covid-19.

New Testing Centre opening in Hailsham

Today, a new Local Test Site is expected to open to the public at the South Road Car Park (BN27 2AU) in Hailsham.

The site forms part of an expansion to open more walk-through Local Test Sites across the UK, which are easily accessible by foot or bicycle.

New Covid Testing Site in Hailsham

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the news of further expansion of coronavirus testing in Wealden, with a new test site opening in Hailsham.

Today, a new Local Test Site is expected to open to the public at the South Road Car Park (BN27 2AU) in Hailsham.

Progress in vaccine rollout in Wealden

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed progress in Covid-19 vaccination rollout in Wealden, with more sites operating from this week.

Lockdown could last until March 31, new law says

The newly published law which put England into a third national lockdown from one minute past midnight this morning states that the rules can stay in place until March 31.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson previously said the lockdown could be lifted in the middle of February.


Dear Colleague,

I am writing to provide you with an update on the Government’s preparations for the Christmas period.

Covid tests: Uckfield area problems raised in Parliament

Increases in Covid-19 cases in the Uckfield area come at a time when residents are reporting difficulties in getting a test locally.

One person who contacted this website was referred to a testing centre at Heathrow, a round trip of about 120 miles.