Government announcement made on Sunday 10 May 2020

Published Monday, 11th May 2020

Cornoavirus COVID-19 Update

The Prime Minister made an address to the nation last night (Sunday 10 May) regarding the current lockdown and its plans for recovery.

Until we have thoroughly reviewed the full detail of last night’s Government’s announcement, we won’t be making any changes to current service restrictions and closures we have in place. 

We expect publication of that today by the Government today (Monday 11 May 2020).

Clearly we will be reviewing this guidance and making decisions quickly, particularly those which have a specific relevance to Southend-on-Sea, such as changes to instructions around exercise, sport, and driving to locations for example, along with the potential re-opening of schools from 1 June.

Please note: this does not apply to recycling centres, which we are already planning to re-open.