Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice and updates on the rapidly changing situation.

Although we have closed all council buildings to the public we will continue to deliver essential public services.

Information and guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Stay at home

  • only go outside for work, education, childcare, food, health reasons or to provide care or support
  • stay 2 metres away from other people
  • wash your hands often
  • wear a face covering in enclosed spaces

Full national restrictions on GOV.UK.

Local updates on the coronavirus situation

We are sending regular updates about COVID-19 to our residents. Sign up to receive important information and updates on our services.

Latest advice and guidance on staying safe and well from GOV.UK and the NHS
Quick-reference guides to help you quickly identify, report and respond to any potential COVID-19 outbreak within your local community.
Updates on our services and any impacts due to Coronavirus
How to get a free test, what to do when you get your results and guidance for employers.
Latest updates on how coronavirus is affecting Essex County Council services, and information, advice and guidance for residents
New guidance on restrictions on businesses that can open and those that must remain closed from 5 November
Essex County Council has produced a factsheet on what you need to know about the national restrictions
How to get help and how you can help others in the local community
Funds and allowances that you can apply for, or defer your Council Tax payments
Find help to find work, information about training courses and other support
Benefits you can apply for, how to apply for a council or housing association home and what to do if you are homeless