Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Last Updated: 31/03/2020 9:30
This page contains information, advice, and support related specifically to Coronavirus Information on our services can be found on our Service Update and Information Page.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information and Advice for the general public
The government continues to provide regular public information on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms. For further information and advice visit:
- NHS England - Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice including symptoms
- GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19) what you need to do
- GOV.UK - Travel advice: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- GOV.UK - Guidance on Access to Green Spaces: Coronavirus (COVID 19)
Support during Self Isolation
Guidance on shielding and protecting the extremely vulnerable
Some people, including children, are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers.
The NHS in England is directly contacting people with these conditions to provide further advice.
Below is guidance intended for use in situations where the extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support.
There is also a link to a website to register for support if it is not possible to get help from family, friends and neighbours.
- Public Health England - Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19
- GOV.UK - Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person
If you would like to register to help the local Castle Point community please would you contact:
Essex Coronavirus Action - a collaboration between Essex County Council, The Essex Public Health Team, and local Facebook groups.
Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) - a not for profit charity and Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) with a strong community presence in Essex.
Appeal for PPE
Essex County Council have launched an appeal for any small businesses to donate any unused Personal Protective Equipment they may have in stock to find out more visit https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/urgent-appeal-for-ppe
For Residents: Please see our link below for our Coronavirus-related updates and changes to our usual services
For coronavirus related updates and changes to our services: www.castlepoint.gov.uk/serviceupdate
For information on help with Council Tax payments or benefits: www.castlepoint.gov.uk/benefits-latest-information
For Businesses: Please see our link below for Coronavirus-related information and advice for businesses