Welcome to Essex

Coronavirus (COVID-19): National restrictions in England

National coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are in place for the whole of England.

The government has put Essex in High alert (tier 2) from 2nd December.

For information, advice and support, visit the coronavirus hub.

To see how restrictions will affect services, visit changes to our services.

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

It’s our third birthday this week and we are proud to announce with the support of Essex Lottery players we have donated over £230,000 to good causes across Essex. It's not too late to join, play today to support a cause which means something to you.


Clacton shop owner pleads guilty to selling illegal tobacco after Essex Trading Standards investigation

Clacton shop owner pleads guilty to selling illegal tobacco after Essex Trading Standards investigation

Mawlud Sabir of Fairhead Road, Colchester has pleaded guilty of the possession, with a view to supply of illegal tobacco.

5 hours ago

Latest Covid data for Essex

Latest Covid data for Essex

In the seven days to 19 November, there were 2,259 confirmed cases of Covid in Essex.

6 hours ago

 Essex to move to Tier 2 restrictions

Essex to move to Tier 2 restrictions

The Government has today announced that the majority of the country, including Essex, is to be placed under new Tier 2 restrictions

9 hours ago

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