Support for vulnerable groups
The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:
- Get vaccinated
- Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
- Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
Updated 1 April 2022.
- How to stay safe and reduce the spread
- If you have symptoms of coronavirus
- Recovering from coronavirus
- Community and mental health support
- Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme
NHS Volunteer Responders will continue to offer support to those who need it, including collecting and delivering food and medicines.
Essex residents (excluding Southend-On-Sea and Thurrock) who are registered with a GP and are aged 16+, can receive health and wellbeing support.
Whether it’s help to quit smoking, social isolation support, weight management, or help with day-to-day needs; EWS is here to help employers, families and communities to stay healthy, safe and well.
Accessing food and essential supplies
Voluntary Action Epping Forest support residents with food packages, medicine collection and a friendly chat during lockdown.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means people need to be able to access health and care services from home – you can get NHS help using your smartphone, computer or tablet.
Work and financial support
GOV.UK guidance – Reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace
- Paying your employees
- Paying tax
- Business rates relief
- Support for businesses of any size