Your latest Wealden Covid-19 update

Uckfield alert state, deaths data, cases update and hospital-patients.

Uckfield is in Covid-19 alert level: MEDIUM, along with the rest of the Wealden district and East Sussex.

Medium (tier one) is the bottom local alert and reflects the lower incidence of the Coronavirus in this area when compared to places in the Midlands and North of England.

Wealden deaths

For the fourth consecutive week, there have been no deaths from Covid-19 in Wealden, according to the latest published data which is for the seven days to September 22.

The last death in the district was in week-ending September 4.

Wealden has had a low mortality rate from Covid-19 since mid  June, according to this website’s dataset.


At present, it appears that few (if any) Uckfield people are in hospital with Covid-19.

Patients from the town and surrounding villages can be sent to a number of different hospitals but the data from the most likely treatment centres shows only a handful of people are in hospital with Covid-19, in figures up to a week ago.

Confirmed cases

Other data, which we hold, shows the number of cases in the Uckfield area and Wealden more generally is rising quite quickly.

Our latest story was published on Monday (October 12), see report here.

Since then, we have reported on cases connected to Uckfield Leisure Centre, see report here.

Yesterday (October 13), the total of lab-confirmed cases increased in Wealden by 17 from the previous day.

There have now been more than 90 cases in the district during the last seven days.

At the same time, the number of cases in Uckfield Town and North – the area north of the River Uck – is rising and was been logged as ten for the period October 3 to 9, which is the latest data available.

Uckfield South (Newtown and Ridgewood) has been between 0 and 2 cases – official statistics do not give an exact number for case numbers lower than three.

What does Covid alert level MEDIUM mean?

This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place.

This means:

  • you must not socialise in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors (other than where a legal exemption applies)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools and universities remain open
  • places of worship remain open, subject to the rule of 6
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors, or indoors if the rule of 6 is followed

You must:

You should continue to:

  • follow social distancing rules
  • work from home where you can effectively do so
  • when travelling, plan ahead or avoid busy times and routes. Walk or cycle if you can

Find out more about the measures that apply in medium alert level areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

– taken from the government website.


The number of cases in Uckfield area communities is reported over a different period to the Wealden figures, as are some of the seven-day rolling averages. This is due to the timings of data releases.

This website maintains its own datasets to track Covid-19 in Uckfield, surrounding villages and Wealden more generally. Our statistics are generally taken from ONS data and other published Government sources..

We normally report cases each Monday, based on data up to 4pm the previous day, to allow seven-day comparisons to be made.

We generally update the number of deaths in Wealden on a Wednesday and for Uckfield and surrounding villages on a monthly basis, when national data is released. There has been no update since the end of August.

See also:

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