EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell is urging everyone to follow the new Covid 19 rules announced yesterday.

She says: “Mercifully there are relatively few confirmed cases in Eastbourne and I know we all want it to remain this way. Stay safe everyone.”

She is fully behind the tougher rules brought in.

Caroline said: “I thought it may be useful to briefly recap the new measures announced by Boris Johnson yesterday in our bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

*Pubs, bars and restaurants to close at 22:00 BST They will also be restricted to table service only

*People should work from home wherever possible

*Face masks compulsory for bar staff and non-seated customers, shop workers and waiters

*Limit on guests at weddings reduced from 30 to 15

*Plans to allow fans to return to sporting events paused

*”Rule of six” now applies to indoor team sports

*Fines for not wearing masks or following rules increased to £200 for first offence.

“I know how tough this is. Please do adhere to these measures.”