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Coronavirus (COVID-19): government restrictions in Essex

England is under National lockdown: Stay at Home restrictions.

Go to the coronavirus hub to find out what this means for services in Essex, for advice and support.

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

Do you want to share your views about the services and issues that matter to you? We value your opinion and that’s why we’re looking for Essex residents aged 18 or over to join the Essex Residents’ Panel. Help us make a difference in your community.


Local vaccination roll-out ramps up

Local vaccination roll-out ramps up

The first vaccination centre opened in Essex this week.


Latest Covid-19 data for Essex

Latest Covid-19 data for Essex

In the seven days to 14 January, there were 9,592 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Essex.


Essex County Council joins pioneering network to tackle homelessness

Essex County Council joins pioneering network to tackle homelessness

Essex County Council is joining a new multiple local authority network to offer support to tackle homelessness.

20 January 2021

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