EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell says we must remain careful but there is hope going forward.

She said: “There is hope on the horizon, the Prime Minister made a statement on the news of progress towards a vaccine. 

“While this provides hope, there are numerous obstacles to overcome before we know the vaccine can be used.

“However, he made it very clear that if and when this vaccine is approved, our country will be ready to start using it.  

“We remain relatively low here in cases of the virus but need to remain on high alert these next three weeks of lockdown so we emerge on the 3rd December to the very lowest tier and Christmas.”