Essex County Council Spokesperson: “Essex House will partially re-open from Monday 23 July, with some teams returning to the building to ensure we can offer residents the best possible service and that any disruption to customers is kept to a minimum.
“The wellbeing of our staff is paramount and following several specialist investigations across the entire building at Essex House, we can confirm that no hazardous substances, fumes or contaminates have been found inside. However, to give confidence in the safety of the working environment, the section of the building where employees originally reported feeling unwell will be sealed off.
"To give further reassurance to staff, air quality monitoring will take place inside the entire building 24-hours a day, seven days a week and appropriate action will be taken should any deviation in readings be detected.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone using our contact centre over the past two weeks for their understanding and patience and thank our staff for their cooperation as business continuity plans were put in place.”
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