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Updated Risk assessment 






Travel Corridors

If you have returned from a country that is not on the travel corridor list, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

Please click on the link below to access further information.

The Department for Education has issued a translation of COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection for parents and carers.

The guidance is now available in the following languages:

PCR Testing Sites in East Sussex

Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) tests are a throat and/or nose swab to directly detect the presence of an antigen.  There are various options to access symptomatic PCR tests in East Sussex.  Testing capacity is high and reports indicate that results are available in 24-48 hours, for most tests. 

Regional drive-through sites:

  • Gatwick Airport
  • Plumpton Racecourse
  • Bexhill (Wainwright Road) 

Local, walk-in sites:

  • Bexhill (Wainwright Road) 
  • Eastbourne, Devonshire Park car park
  • Hastings, Old Helenswood Academy (until 31st January)
  • Crowborough, Croft Road car park

In addition to the static testing sites there are also Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) in use across the county. These are customised vans which are available to stop in a location for 1-3 days to test local residents. These are accessed by car or on foot and require a booked appointment.  Sodexo have been commissioned by DHSC to lead operational delivery of MTUs. There are additional MTUs which can be deployed if outbreaks occur.

Local and regional test sites are open 7 days a week between 08.00 – 20.00 hrs.

Mobile units are usually available 09.00 – 17.00 hrs.

All tests need to be booked in advance, on line, via this link Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). 

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