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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

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

You can help to transform the life of a young person by sharing your home, offering them a safe and nurturing environment. Supported Lodgings Providers with Essex County Council help young people aged 16-18 and guide them on their journey to independence.

News

Workforce testing to begin rollout in Essex

Workforce testing to begin rollout in Essex

Workforces in key sectors encouraged to have their employees regularly tested

Yesterday

Latest data is encouraging, but we must not be complacent

Latest data is encouraging, but we must not be complacent

In the seven days up to 25 February, there were 1,072 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Essex.

Yesterday

Social visiting returns to Care Homes – sector under pressure but being supported

Social visiting returns to Care Homes – sector under pressure but being supported

Director of Public Health has written to Essex care home providers

4 March 2021

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