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Coronavirus (COVID-19): easing of government restrictions in Essex

England is now at Step 4 of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Keep acting responsibly to protect yourself and others. Continue to follow the guidance on GOV.UK.

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

Libraries

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

Business

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

Regular testing is the only way to know if you’ve caught Covid-19. Self-test with your family during the summer holidays and make sure you’re all safe to socialise. Let’s step into the summer holidays safely. Pick up your self-test kits today.

News

Lane closures on Greenstead Roundabout in Colchester for patching and repairs

Lane closures on Greenstead Roundabout in Colchester for patching and repairs

Work to create a new road surface, repaint road markings and clean drains will close sections of the Greenstead Roundabout in Colchester

30 July 2021

Landmark day for Essex and Thurrock Libraries as they join UK's largest public library consortium

Landmark day for Essex and Thurrock Libraries as they join UK's largest public library consortium

6 million items of stock, an improved management system and even more libraries to use

29 July 2021

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