Government guidance and advice
High local COVID alert level
- Not meet people socially anywhere indoors
- Only meet people outdoors in groups of up to 6
- Work from home if possible
- Reduce the number of journeys you make
Find all local restrictions and laws at gov.uk/coronavirus
Guidance and support on:
- Local COVID Alert Levels
- Protect yourself and others from coronavirus
- Testing for coronavirus
- Work and financial support
- Businesses and self-employed people
- School openings, education and childcare
- International travel and immigration
- Driving and transport in the UK
- Healthcare workers, carers and care settings
- Health and wellbeing
- Housing and accommodation
- Volunteering and offering help
- When someone dies
The Government has confirmed that Essex will move to the high COVID alert level at midnight on Friday 16 October.
The free NHS COVID-19 app is a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service.
Advice on shielding changed on 6 July. Essential food parcel deliveries ended on 31 July.
Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
Face coverings must be worn on public transport and from the 24 July 2020 in shops and supermarkets.
To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp:
- Add 07860 064422 to your phone contacts
- Message the word hi in a WhatsApp message
Users will get information on topics such as coronavirus prevention and symptoms, advice on staying at home, travel advice and myth busting.
Updates on how coronavirus is affecting services, and information, advice and guidance for residents.
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