COVID infection rates are still climbing rapidly in East Sussex, warn health chiefs.

They say: “Everyone must take personal responsibility to avoid passing the virus on to loved ones this Christmas.

If you live in a Tier 2 area, then on 25 December you may choose to form a Christmas bubble if you feel you really need to.

This does not apply if you live in a Tier 4 area: you cannot form a Christmas Bubble in Tier 4.

For more information on the rates and figures in East Sussex go to