Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.
Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.
Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page
You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection
Support for the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
The NHS continue to identify and inform people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. If you are in this group, you will have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this.
Following the national lockdown announcement from the Prime Minister on 4 January 2021, the government is advising the clinically extremely vulnerable in all parts of England to begin shielding again, and further letters will be sent to individuals identified as clinically extremely vulnerable with advice on what this means for them. In the meantime, please refer to existing Government guidance.
Many people who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable already have the support of friends, family or neighbours. However, if you do not have such help in place and need support, please contact either:
- The Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) - Ways to Wellness Team by phoning 01268 214000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Essex Wellbeing Service online - Essex Wellbeing Service or by phoning 0300 303 9988
Together with other councils and organisations, we are part of the Essex Community Shield. This scheme will bring volunteers together with the people most in need of help during these uncertain times, especially those who may not have the support of friends, family or neighbours.
If you would like to register to help the local community in Castle Point please would you contact either:
- 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
- Essex Coronavirus Action - a collaboration between Essex County Council, The Essex Public Health Team, and local Facebook groups. Individual volunteer or Business volunteer