This page was last updated on 22 March 2021.
It was announced back in January that all parts of the UK were entering a national lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus, save lives and protect the NHS. As cases have been coming down, the UK has now begun to cautiously lift some of these restrictions.
We all must continue to remain vigilant as coronavirus is very much still in our communities and continues to take lives. It is essential that everyone continues to act to stop the spread of virus.
Wash your hands, cover your face, make space. These are the three most effective ways we can all control the spread of the virus.
Remember if you have any coronavirus symptoms; high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell, get a free test by calling 119 or book online.
Together, we will control the virus and stop the spread.
Don’t forget, Hands, Face, Space.
To make sure you receive the most up-to-date guidance on symptoms, how to look after yourself and others and information on self-isolation and social distancing, please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Click the below links to find out what support is avaliable to you.
The NHS has begun vaccinating people in mid and south Essex against coronavirus as part of the biggest immunisation programme in NHS history.
Please note, the NHS will contact people when it is their turn, please do not contact your GP practice for the vaccine.
Find out more about the local vaccination programme
The NHS website has the latest advice, which is updated regularly: nhs.uk/coronavirus