Uckfield Coronavirus updates – Tuesday, May 5

Latest news about the way the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting Uckfield people and businesses.

Outreach food box service

The Uckfield coronavirus outreach box service is to become a weekly service from May 9.

Deliveries will be on a Friday or Saturday.

Since the crisis hit, the volunteer-run service has delivered food boxes to people in need on a daily basis.

It is run from the Belmont Centre and will be kept ticking along in the background, as the country recovers from the pandemic, in case it is needed again in the future.

PP Estates re-opens

PP Estates the independent garden machinery specialists on the Bellbrook Estate, Uckfield, have re-opened and are trying to pick up servicing where they left off six weeks ago because of the Coronavirus.

PP Estates can be contacted on 01825 769100 (sales), 01825 769222 (service). See their website at www.ppestates.co.uk.

Stephen Clarke at work in the PP Estates workshop. Photo: Uckfield News files.

EMC Uckfield is taking service and repair bookings

EMC the Vauxhall dealership in Uckfield has re-opened its after sales departments.

New opening hours are from 6am to 22pm Monday to Friday.

The company is taking service and repair bookings through the call centre which is open during normal office hours on 01323 720681. The EMC website can be found here: www.emcgroup.co.uk/

The business says: “We thank you for your incredible patience, help and understanding during this very difficult time.”

EMC Uckfield. It’s after sales departments are now open again.

Beauty Spot owner learns to protect against COVID-19

The owner of The Beauty Spot in New Town has completed courses to enable the salon to reopen as soon as it’s safe.

Maria Mann says her aim was to gain the highest level of knowledge possible on practising the safest hygiene against COVID19.

Infection prevention and control certificates gained by Maria Mann of The Beauty Spot.

Health watchdog launches COVID-19 survey

Healthwatch East Sussex, an independent charity which monitors health and care services has launched a survey to learn how changes brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak have affected people.

The watchdog is particularly interested in learning:

  • The impact ‘social distancing’ may be having on you and your household’
  • Your experiences of using health and care services since the COVID-19 outbreak
  • The clarity of information and advice, both for COVID-19, and the services that may have been affected.

More information can be found on the Healthwatch East Sussex website.

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