Coronavirus: The latest developments in Sussex (Tuesday, 31 March)

All the latest happenings across the county you may want, or need, to know about over the last 24 hours.

As of Tuesday (March, 31) at 7am the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:

Brighton and Hove: 33

East Sussex: 45

West Sussex: 113

Man appears in Court

A man who appeared in court yesterday (Monday, 30) for spitting at police officers in Brighton while claiming to be infected with coronavirus has been jailed for three months.

Read more here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency fund

Brighton and Hove City Council set up a £150,000 emergency fund for organisations supporting vulnerable people, and people incurring extra costs as a result of the pandemic.

According to the authority, decisions on grants should take three weeks or less.

Parking in Mid Sussex

The District Council suspended parking charges in Mid Sussex to help key workers find somewhere to leave their vehicles for free during the lockdown.

Stopping on yellow lines and loading bays will still be enforced.

People in Crawley ignore social-distancing rules

Crawley Borough Council pleaded that the public follow the rules after police reported large gatherings at the tennis courts and 3G football pitches in Maidenbower yesterday (Monday, 30).

Eastbourne Midwifery Unit shuts

The Eastbourne Midwifery Unit at the DGH suspended it’s services, including home births, because of coronavirus.

All maternity care will now be given at the Conquest in Hastings.

Special Message

Sussex Children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House, received a video message from their patron, Peter Andre, thanking them for all their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.

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