Coronavirus Advice and Support

Latest Government advice

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

View GOV.UK for the latest Government advice and instructions

Read our FAQs on social distancing, beaches and car parks

Need help?

Contact numbers during this time

Have you been shielding and receiving Government food parcels?

Please ensure you have registered as a clinically extremely vulnerable person with central Government by 17 July. You will then have access to priority delivery slots at major supermarkets when central Government food parcels stop.
You can register online or by phone: 0800 028 8327.
Please inform your shielded friends and family.


Who can get tested and how to order a test - see the Essex website for full details

Domestic Abuse

Are you experiencing domestic abuse and would like some information, advice or support? 

If you are in danger, please call 999 

If you are afraid of further danger if you are overheard calling 999, you can press 55 afterwards and the operator will transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency.  

Please visit the Domestic Abuse page on Livewell Southend for more information on support available.

Contact Switchboard and Out of Hours

Telephone: 01702 215000

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