Today (December 23rd) it was announced that Eastbourne (and Sussex) will be placed into tier 4 as of Boxing Day to tackle the rising cases of COVID 19.
Summary of new rules
Maximum of two people in some outdoor public spaces (such as parks and public gardens).
If you live in a Tier 4 area, you must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (e.g. for work or education purposes). If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding traveling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall.
Full details are available here
For business support – please check this website for details of the available schemes.