Coronavirus Advice and Support

COVID-19 advice

The vaccine

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

For more information about the vaccine visit NHS.UK

For information on the Autumn 2022 Vaccination Booster Programme visit A guide to the COVID-19 autumn booster

What to expect after your vaccination, includes information in other languages from the NHS

How to get the vaccine: The NHS Essex coronavirus vaccine website gives updated information on how to get a vaccine, and where the latest walk-in clinics are.

Protect yourself and others

COVID is still with us. There are three simple actions we should all consider doing, to keep protecting each other

  • keep washing your hands regularly
  • consider wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces, eg on public transport
  • open windows regularly where possible

Symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

COVID-19 information in different languages

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.

Businesses

If you need advice please contact covidsupport@southend.gov.uk or call 01702 212497.

Grants

Staff who are asked to self-isolate may be entitled to financial assistance, either through their employer or through the government.

If you would like support and further guidance in this situation, you can also phone 01702 215005 and speak to our Regulatory Services Team.

Contact Switchboard and Out of Hours

Telephone: 01702 215000

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