Coronavirus advice

This page has been designed to provide up-to-date information, guidance and advice with regards to coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.

If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

Useful links and contact numbers: 

Government support lines:
Business support & ventilators: 0300 456 3565
HMRC: 0800 015 9559
Universal Credit: 0800 328 5644
School closures: 0800 046 8687
NHS: Only call 111 if you cannot get help online at 111.nhs.uk

Health guidance:
www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection:
www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Guidance on social distancing and vulnerable people:
www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Support for businesses and employers:
www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

Information on school closures for parents and carers: www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers#critical-workers

Travel advice:
www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Protecting homeowners, renters and landlords:
www.gov.uk/government/news/complete-ban-on-evictions-and-additional-protection-for-renters

Residential care, supported living and home care guidance:
www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance

The government’s action to help supermarkets:
www.gov.uk/government/news/supermarkets-to-join-forces-to-feed-the-nation

Local information:
Southend Hospital: www.southend.nhs.uk/for-patients-visitors/coronavirus-covid-19/
Essex County Council: www.essex.gov.uk/news/coronavirus
Southend Borough Council: www.southend.gov.uk/coronavirus
Rochford District Council: www.rochford.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information-and-advice

The number of cases in the UK and the current risk level:
www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Latest government advice and information: