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A message from the Director of Public Health

Darrell Gale Director of Public Health East Sussex

Last updated 14 October 2021

  • Weekly rates show a slight increase across England, the South East and East Sussex in the most recent week of data
  • Cases are particularly high in children and young people aged 10 to 19

The weekly rates continue to rise both here and across the country, albeit at a slower rate. The picture hasn’t really changed in that infection rates remain high and hospital admissions remain low comparative to this point last year.

Infection rates are particularly high in school age children and I continue to urge parents to keep up the twice a week testing and watch out for any symptoms, no matter how mild.

How to protect yourself and others

Take notice of any symptoms

  • If you are feeling ‘a bit off’, or you ‘just have a winter sniffle’ take a test to be sure.
  • Keep the Test &Trace App to check when you might have been at risk


  • Take a rapid test twice a week.
  • Take a PCR test if you have symptoms.
  • Take a PCR test if you are a close contact of a confirmed case.


  • Isolate if you have symptoms or have tested positive.


  • Get your two jabs.
  • Take advantage of a booster if you are eligible.

Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Wear a mask in crowded spaces. Be sensible about social distancing. Put on a jumper and keep the window open.

Darrell Gale, Director of Public Health

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