Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice and guidance

Coronavirus restrictions

Remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England have now been removed. The UK Health Security Agency has published their Living with respiratory infections, including Covid-19 guidance.

Shielding has now ended, if you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should be aware of the guidance for people previously considered extremely vulnerable from Covid-19.

Staying safe 

There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

You can keep up to date on Essex County Council’s services on their website 

Mass testing

Free testing for COVID-19 from the NHS has ended for most people in England. If you still wish to test, you can buy Covid-19 tests at some pharmacies or retailers.

There are a small number of people who will still be able to get free COVID-19 tests from the NHS:

  • If you have a health condition which means you're eligible for new COVID-19 treatments

  • If you're going into hospital for surgery or a procedure

  • If you work in the NHS or in social care

For more details, you can check the NHS guidance to changes to Covid-19 testing in England.

Vaccine rollout

You can find out the latest about the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine from the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership.

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