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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support

East Sussex County Council is working with partners in the NHS, Public Health England, the Government and local services to manage the situation and to help and protect you.



NHS Test and Trace

The Government launched the NHS test and trace service in May as part of its recovery strategy. This means that anyone who has symptoms will be tested and their close contacts will be traced.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell - this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


Testing and tracing for coronavirus

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus, understand your test result and find out what to do if you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

How do I get a test?

You can apply for a test online.

We'll ask you:

  • how you want to get the test – at a drive-through or walk-through test site or by ordering a home test kit
  • for details such as your name, mobile phone number and address

Get a coronavirus test

A Coronavirus Book for Children

Please click here for a useful book for children on the Coronavirus.

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