seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
attend education or childcare - for those eligible
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.
Please see advice on coronavirus in other languages on the Gov website
COVID-19 information is available in different languages and more accessible formats, to ensure no one is forgotten
The NHS in Essex is making sure everyone has access to useful information about COVID-19 and the vaccination programme. A range of materials in different languages including Polish, Romanian and Chinese, along with information in different formats including easy-read leaflets, and video, can be found on the recently launched Essex-wide website. This will help make sure that we reach as many of our diverse communities across Essex as possible.
The information available covers a range of topics including:
general vaccination advice and guidance
easy-read information for people with learning difficulties
resources for people with sensory impairment
information on why you have to wait for a vaccine and what to expect afterwards
From Monday 30 November, if a business has a confirmed case within their workplace, they must notify their local authority immediately.
To do this, please call 01702 212497 or email email@example.com with details of your business name, address, contact number and anonymised information about the confirmed case. Please also give details of any close business contacts you believe may need to self-isolate too. Our Environmental Health department will then call you back.
Please note that if you have a confirmed case within your business, close contacts of that confirmed case will also need to self-isolate. It is not sufficient to send a worker for a COVID-19 test and if this returns a negative result, for them to continue working within your business premises. A negative test result is not conclusive evidence of non-infection due to the incubation period for transmission. Therefore, all close contacts will be required to self-isolate for 10 days from potential exposure to the virus.
If you would like support and further guidance in this situation, you can also phone 01702 215 005 and speak to our Regulatory Services Team.
Had a call from test and trace?
If you receive a call from someone claiming to represent the Essex and Southend Contact Tracing Service, you can call either of these numbers to verify that the call is genuine: 0300 303 2698 or 01245 904033.
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.