Reduced Services

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 announcement of the easing of lockdown restrictions, the Government has advised that vulnerable people stop shielding from April 1st. If you were previously shielding, you will have received a letter from the NHS or your GP advising you what to do.

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:


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