Coronavirus: The latest developments in Sussex (Thursday, 21)

Here’s all the coronavirus related news that’s gone on in Sussex over the last 24 hours.

As of Thursday (May, 21) at 6am, the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:

Brighton and Hove: 409

East Sussex: 667

West Sussex: 1,276

Total: 2,352

Care homes

Nearly £27million of government money has been set aside to control Covid-19 infections in Sussex’s adult care homes.

According to Downing Street, that’s an average of £1,300 for each person being looked after.

The cash will be fed down through local authorities.

Camber Sands

On the UK’s hottest day of the year so far yesterday (Wednesday, 21), Police had to hlep close car parks around Camber Sands after too many visitors flocked to the beach.

Rother District Council pleaded with the public to stay away.

Seaford lifeguards

Seaford Town Council warned that there are no lifeguards on duty at Seaford beach.

It’s after advice from Surf Lifesaving GB at the beginning of lockdown.

Public Rescue Equipment along the seafront will continue to be checked.

The authority urged people to be responsible when using the water.

Payment delays

Small businesses in Brighton and Hove are experiencing delays in grants designed to help businesses deal with the coronavirus crisis.

One owner was left waiting more than three weeks, and was only paid after a reporter contacted the City Council.

The authority said they’re dealing with excessive amounts of claims and are doing their best working seven days a week.

Hove horror

Residents in Hove were horrified to see that some districts had been renamed ‘Brighton West’ in a flyer distributed to advertise help during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more here.

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