Coronavirus (COVID-19)

See our dedicated coronavirus webpage for changes and updates to our services, how to get help in your community and support and advice for businesses.

All coronavirus information


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - change to Local COVID alert level from Saturday

From Saturday 17th October, Essex will move to a 'High' local COVID alert level system. Essex is currently at the medium alert level.

Make sure you are aware of the latest guidance on GOV.UK on what you can and cannot do to keep yourself and others safe.

You can also read a useful Q&A from Essex County Council on this new change. 

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  • Service changes and updates

    Find out about our service changes and updates, including bin collections, play areas, leisure centres and more.

  • Community support

    Get help, advice and support in your community during the coronavirus outbreak

  • Help for businesses

    Help for businesses and employers - find out what guidance and support is available

  • Share your stories

    The heart of the Braintree district is in it's people. Share your stories with us of our local heroes.

  • Response to outbreaks

    Information on the local response to outbreaks and measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Working safely guidance

    Find out about the working safely guidance available for businesses, community organisations and places of worship