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

Update 19 January 2022: The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted. Check the guidance on GOV.UK for what this means for you.

If you’re struggling to get to your vaccine appointment, we can help organise transport for you. For more information, go to our vaccine page.

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

The draft ‘Everyone’s library service 2022-2026 plan’ details how we intend to transform the Library Service over the next four years into a modern, vibrant and sustainable service for all. Read the full plan and have your say.

Latest News

New employment and skills advice for parents in Essex

New employment and skills advice for parents in Essex

New advisor available to provide personalised support to parents.

7 hours ago

New short film promotes Essex as a base for global businesses

New short film promotes Essex as a base for global businesses

New short film launched by county council to attract global businesses to base operations in Essex

Yesterday

Last chance to have your say on draft library plan

Last chance to have your say on draft library plan

Survey on draft plan closes this week.

17 January 2022

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