Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice and guidance

National lockdown in place

England is now in lockdown until on Wednesday 2 December. This means there are new restrictions and guidelines we must all follow.

  • People must stay at home as much as possible except for:
    • education purposes
    • for work if you cannot work from home
    • for exercise and recreation outdoors
    • for medical reasons
    • to shop for food and essentials
    • to care for others
  • Non-essential shops are closed.
  • Hospitality venues are closed, but takeaways can remain open.
  • You can still be part of a support bubble which means a single person household can meet and socialise with another household. Children will be able to move homes if their parents are separated
  • Schools, colleges and universities will remain open

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Staying safe and preventing the spread

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert.

There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other:

  • wash hands; keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face; wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • make space; stay at least 2 metres apart or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms and book a COVID-19 test. If you are worried about your symptoms, use the online NHS 111 coronavirus service.

Where social distancing is not possible, you should wear a face covering. If you are unable to wear a face covering, you can download an exemption card.

You can also visit the Livewell website for more advice on looking after your wellbeing and staying active whilst staying at home.

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

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