Caution advised in step 4
Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. You should:
Meet up outside or if you’re indoors open windows or doors if you have visitors.
If you think you might have COVID-19 symptoms, take a PCR test and stay home.
Wear face coverings in crowded places to help protect others.
Check in with the NHS COVID-19 app when you’re out.
Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds with soap.
Get vaccinated if you are 18 or over.
Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread If you need further support, please visit Essex County Council's Coronavirus Hub and Let’s Keep Covid in Check. Test and trace self-isolation payment As cases rise, you must self-isolate if you are told to do so by NHS Test and Trace. You may be entitled to a one-off payment of £500 through the NHS Test and Trace Support Payment scheme if you are required to stay at home and self-isolate, or you are the parent or guardian of a child who has been told to self-isolate. See if you are eligible for the payment