East Dean and Friston
The Conservative Association
East Dean, Friston and West Dean
(Part of Lewes Constituency)
Maria Caulfield 01323 489289
Covid Recovery Road-map
The Prime Minister , this afternoon, set out the timescale for the lifting of restrictions. Thanks to the hugely successful roll out of the vaccine programme, we are one of the first countries in the world to begin irreversibly lifting restrictions. Initial data suggests that just one dose of either the Pfizer or Astra Zeneca vaccine reduces hospitalisation and deaths by at least 75%. This gives us the confidence to now start lifting restrictions.
It will be a cautious approach as our aim is not to reverse any restrictions once they are lifted. The dates of planned openings are below.
Lockdown Starts to Lift from Tomorrow
The next stage of the roadmap out of lockdown is due to happen tomorrow (29 March). This will mean:
The ‘stay at home’ rule will end but many restrictions will remain in place and the public will still be urged to stay local. People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Travel abroad will continue to be prohibited, other than for a small number of permitted reasons. Holidays abroad will not be allowed.
Outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will also be allowed.
Business and activities
Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.
Is it your turn for the vaccine as new groups added?
The vaccination programme is now calling forward anyone who is 56 and over to come forward for their covid vaccine.
You can book this directly via the online website
or you can call 119
New slots are also available if;
• you are aged 56 and over
• you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
• you are a frontline health or social care worker
• You have a condition that puts you at higher risk and are clinically vulnerable
• you have a learning disability
• you are a carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
You will need your NHS number to make the booking
With all good wishes
Maria Caulfield MP
Member of Parliament for Lewes