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:

 

Support during Self Isolation 

Do you need support, but don't have anyone around you to help? Contact Essex Welfare Service or more locally contact CAVS - Ways to Wellness Team 

 

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.

 

Volunteering 

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.  

Individual volunteer or Business volunteer 

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. 

CAVS website 

 

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

www.castlepoint.gov.uk/information-and-advice-for-businesses