Uckfield Coronavirus updates- Friday, May 1

Today’s updates on how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting Uckfield residents and businesses.

Clapping thank you to the NHS

Once again Uckfield residents and surrounding villages clapped last night to say thank you to the NHS and key workers for all they are doing during the Coronavirus pandemic.

There was music and singing too which added to the sound bouncing around the town.

Superior Glass to re-open on Monday

Superior Glass will be opening again from Monday (May 4), with a skeleton staff. A limited counter service will be available and the company will be able to take enquiries as usual by telephone and e-mail.

Some suppliers are back up and running, though not all, and it is therefore possible to take orders once again.

These may be subject to delays due to continued lock-down measures taken by others in supply lines.


Customers awaiting installations will be contacted in due course and be given tentative dates as to when installations will commence.

Superior Glass says: “This situation is fluid, and subject to change following any further government advice.

“Please keep an eye on the Superior Glass Facebook page for further updates. We look forward to providing a full service to all our customers when it is safe to do so.

20% off WE Clark & Son jewellery online

WE Clark & Son jewellers are offering a 20% discount during May on jewellery bought from their website.

The Uckfield High Street store is temporarily closed but the jewellers say the special offer will apply on all orders and delivery will be free.

20% off WE Clark & Son jewellery bought online this month.

£26.4m paid to Wealden businesses

Wealden Council has so far paid £26.4 million to businesses in the district affected by COVID-19.

It says businesses that haven’t yet applied may be eligible for a grant which won’t need to be paid back.

Find more information about the grants on the Wealden website.

Can you help with PPE?

The district council is also asking businesses in the Wealden area whether they are able to donate Personal Protective Equipment for NHS staff and other key workers in the care industry.

Examples of items needed to combat an acute national shortage can be seen below. Any companies able to help are asked to email sussexresilienceforum@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

  • Hand sanitiser gel (greater than 60% alcohol)
  • Hand sanitiser gel dispensers
  • Disposable shoes, overalls and plastic aprons (single use) – CE marked
  • Eye protection EN166:2001 Frame Marking 3
  • Disposable gloves (single use) EN:374/5 (Viral protection)/nitrile purple/nitrile blue
  • Fluid repellent surgical mask (single use). Type 11R medical use.

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