Uckfield Coronavirus updates – Tuesday, May 26

Uckfield businesses continue to plan for reopening as the Government gives more provisional dates for the easing of lockdown.

Government’s reopening dates

The dates the Government has set for continued easing of Coronavirus lockdown measures – providing the reproduction rate (R) of the COVID-19 remains under one, and social distancing guidelines can be followed – can be seen below.

June 1
Nurseries, childminders, begin to open
Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children return to primary schools
Outdoor markets and car showrooms permitted to open

June 15 
Secondary schools begin to make contact with Year 10 and 12 students.
Non-essential retail stores reopen

July 4 (at the earliest)
Hairdressers, beauty salons, hospitality sector, public places and leisure facilities.

Carvills separates its departments

Carvills, in Uckfield High Street, is separating its fabric, wallpaper and blinds showroom from the rest of the shop.

It plans to open the showroom on an exclusive use basis allowing customers to have it to themselves, safe in the knowledge that no one else will be in the room with them unless they want them to be.


The store will be taking bookings to use the showroom and you can opt to have one of the Carvills team help you with your selections or simply be left to search at your leisure.

All this will be up and running from Monday, June 1, so if you would like to make an appointment please call the shop on 01825 763456, or email sales@carvills.co.uk.

• Contact details for Carvills can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Curtains and Blinds, Furniture and Furnishings, Gifts, Interior Decoration, or Upholstery.

The fabric, wallpaper, and blinds, showroom at Carvills which is being separated from the rest of the store and which will be open, by appointment, to customers from Monday, June 1.

The Beauty Spot puts precautions in place

The Beauty Spot is hoping to open in July and owner Maria Mann has been working non-stop to put precautions in place to ensure staff and clients will be safe.

Two teams will work separately and if any members of either team displays Coronavirus symptoms the whole of that person’s team will be sent home to isolate while the other team continues to work.


The salon will open seven days a week but run with fewer therapists per day for the first couple of months to ensure clients can be kept two metres apart at all times.

Maria says the therapists have been “amazing and very flexible” to accommodate this.

New opening hours at The Beauty Spot will be:

Monday 9am-7pm
Tuesday 9am-7pm
Wednesday 9am -5pm
Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-5pm

Booking system

Clients, whose appointments had to be cancelled, and regulars will be contacted over the coming weekend and then from Monday/Tuesday the booking system will be open to all.

You will be able to either book online, or leave a message at the salon, and the answer phone will be checked every day.

• Contact details for The Beauty Spot, can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in the category for Beauticians.

Maria Mann who is working flat out to put precautions in place to protect staff and customers when The Beauty Spot is allowed to open.

Podiatry clinic is open

The podiatry clinic run by Karen Bedwell in Ridgewood is open with temporary reduced hours, following strict social distancing guidelines, and the use of PPE by practitioner and patient.

Karen says that because of current restrictions preference is given to those with the greatest clinical need.

If you would like an appointment please contact Karen on 07951316484 or Jamie on 07723 483409.

Contact details for Chiropodist Podiatrist Karen Bedwell can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Chiropodist, Podiatrist or Health and Wellbeing.

Mother and son podiatrists Karen and Jamie Bedwell pictured outside their clinic before the Coronavirus lockdown.

See also:

Latest figures on COVID-19 cases in Wealden

Plans to turn Trading Boundaries shops into B&B units approved

Planners share initial views on Ridgewood House new homes proposals

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