Rother to enter Tier 3 from Saturday 19th December

17th December

Rother which neighbours Heathfield and includes many surrounding villages like Burwash Common, Burwash Weald, Burwash, and Dallington; now finds itself included in Tier 3 and with a set of new restrictions. The figures for the rise in infection have been alarming and although they are not high compared to some other parts of the country the sudden increase in new cases of 81% in the last seven days (week ending 12.12.20) is the cause for alarm.

This will come as a huge blow for pubs and restaurants in the area as they will only be allowed to operate as a delivery or takeaway. Meeting anyone (other than your household) inside or outside is also forbidden unless they form part of a support bubble. Accomodation and indoor entertainment venues are closed. Travelling between Tier regions is discouraged.

The five day Christmas window, from 23rd to end of 27th December, of relaxation is still in operation, but no doubt some people will be re-evaluating their plans.