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Coronavirus (COVID-19): easing of government restrictions in Essex

England is now at Step 4 of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Keep acting responsibly to protect yourself and others. Continue to follow the guidance on GOV.UK.

For information on getting tested, vaccines, coronavirus news and data, and support for businesses and residents, go to the Coronavirus hub .

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


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


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 transform the life of a young person by sharing your home and 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.

Latest News

Essex Forest Initiative secures £300k for Trees

Essex Forest Initiative secures £300k for Trees

Essex Forest initiative boosted by £300k funding from Forestry Commission

15 hours ago

Latest Covid-19 data

Latest Covid-19 data

In the seven days to 9 September, there were 4,024 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Essex.

17 September 2021

Final Afghan families set to leave quarantine hotels

Final Afghan families set to leave quarantine hotels

Support continues as families begin to transition to bridging and permanent accommodation

16 September 2021

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