Advice on closures


All non-essential business premises should now be closed. All workers should work from home wherever possible.


All schools are affected by the government advice to partly close. Please check the local arrangements with your school.

Public events in Eastbourne:

The Seafront Soapbox Race is postponed until 20 September.

Eastbourne Feastival is postponed until 22 - 23 August.

The Seafront Skate Park opening is postponed indefinitely.

Event cancellations also include: Easterbourne, St George's Day Parade, Bible by the Beach.


Roads are currently operating normally, but people are advised against all non-essential travel. For the latest news from East Sussex Highways look at their Twitter page here.


Sussex Police updates can be viewed here on Twitter ( and other emergency services can be followed on Twitter.