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Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

Update 30 Nov 2021: In England, temporary measures have been put in place to respond to the Omicron variant to slow its arrival and spread. Check the guidance on GOV.UK for what this means for you.

Update 29 Nov 2021: Targeted testing has been introduced in Brentwood following a confirmed Omicron Covid-19 case. For more information, go to our news story.

For information on getting tested, vaccines, coronavirus news and data, and support for businesses and residents, go to the Coronavirus hub.

Essex County Council Services

Adult social care and health

Includes social care help, advice on disabilities and health conditions, Blue Badge, paying for care and support for carers

Children, young people and families

Find services for children and young people, including social care, adoption, fostering and health and wellbeing

Schools and learning

Includes school admissions, early years and childcare, post-16 options and adult learning

Jobs and apprenticeships

Find jobs, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities in Essex

Births, ceremonies and deaths

Includes weddings, civil partnerships, births, deaths, Coroner's service, citizenship and other ceremonies


Renew, reserve or search for a library item. Join the library, volunteer or search for an event.

Roads, streets and transport

Report a highways problem, get updates on travel, transport and roadworks

Planning, land and recycling

Includes planning applications, recycling centres and Essex Energy Switch


Includes business licences, supplying the council, trading standards and support for businesses

Running the council

Find your councillor, Council Tax, what happens at council meetings and how the council is run

Leisure, culture and local heritage

Includes cultural events and activities, historical records, archives and building conservation

Make a payment

Pay social care and sundry invoices, penalty charges and licence fees

Protect your festive plans and reduce your chances of getting seriously ill with Covid-19. If you had your second Covid-19 jab at least five months ago, you could now book a booster jab online. You do not need to wait to be invited.

Latest News

Latest Covid-19 data

Latest Covid-19 data

In the seven days to 25 November, there were 7,574 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Essex.

3 December 2021

Marking National Tree Week

Marking National Tree Week

Essex County Council's Climate Czar visits two key planting sites in Essex to see progress.

3 December 2021

Hamburger roundabout revealed as public’s preferred option for Army and Navy junction

Hamburger roundabout revealed as public’s preferred option for Army and Navy junction

Army and Navy Task Force recommends hamburger roundabout option is taken forward after it gets public backing.

3 December 2021