Welcome to Essex

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


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

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.


Latest Covid-19 data

Latest Covid-19 data

In the seven days to 15 July 2021, there were 7,263 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Essex.

23 July 2021

Budding Essex Entrepreneurs are offered a chance to showcase in the Brentwood Pop-Up Market

Budding Essex Entrepreneurs are offered a chance to showcase in the Brentwood Pop-Up Market

Five resident entrepreneurs have the chance to win a stall at the Brentwood pop-up marketplace in September.

22 July 2021

Green Homes Grant benefits Essex residents

Green Homes Grant benefits Essex residents

Benfleet homeowners “ready for the future” thanks to fully funded insulation.

22 July 2021

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