Here’s all the coronavirus related news that’s gone on in Sussex over the last 24 hours.
As of Thursday (May, 7) at 6am, the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:
Brighton and Hove: 390
East Sussex: 627
West Sussex: 1,211
Point of Light
The East Sussex NHS doctor who designed digital flashcards, to help healthcare workers communicate with patients through their protective gear, was awarded the Prime Minister’s daily Point of Light award.
Eastbourne anaesthetist Rachel Grimauldi came up with the idea when she was on maternity leave and read about a Covid-19 patient who couldn’t understand her carer.
VE Day wreath
Arun District Council will be going ahead with a wreath-laying ceremony on the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
The authority said tomorrow (Friday, 8) remembrance will continue with social distancing measures at war memorials in Littlehampton and Bognor.
Big BrightOnline Weekender
A spring entertainment festival will take place over the upcoming bank holiday weekend.
There’s a facebook event in place for the ‘Big BrightOnline Weekender’, which is set to include entertainment from popular venues around the city such as the Komedia, the Unitarian Church, Revenge, and even a cocktail masterclass with Queen Victoria from Phileas Foggs World of Adventures.
Today we’ll be sharing details of the Saturday line-up for our Big BrightONline Weekender…
Starting at 11am with an exclusive preview reading of Kevin Newman’s A-Z of Brighton & Hove with audience Q&A pic.twitter.com/UmAGkYyzMP
— VisitBrighton (@Love_Brighton) May 6, 2020
New measures were introduced by police to help victims of domestic abuse in Sussex.
The force said 30 specially trained officers are investigating reports where there isn’t an immediate threat to someone’s safety.
A dedicated response team was put together and private ways of contacting victims by phone were set-up.
Domestic abuse remains a priority for us during lockdown.
We have introduced a number of new initiatives to encourage the reporting of domestic abuse and help us support victims during this difficult time, such as video appointments.
— Sussex Police #StayHomeSaveLives (@sussex_police) May 6, 2020
Stolen bike returned
Police in Eastbourne located an NHS worker’s stolen bike and returned it to them yesterday.
Yesterday, we received a call reporting that a member of NHS staff had their bike stolen, which was their transport to commute to the hospital.
After help from the public and further police enquiries, this morning, we recovered the stolen bike and returned it to the owner! pic.twitter.com/U7d1rii8tj
— Eastbourne Police (@EastbournePol) May 6, 2020
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