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

Health guidance:

Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection:

Guidance on social distancing and vulnerable people:

Support for businesses and employers:

Information on school closures for parents and carers:

Travel advice:

Protecting homeowners, renters and landlords:

Residential care, supported living and home care guidance:

The government’s action to help supermarkets:

Local information:
Southend Hospital:
Essex County Council:
Southend Borough Council:
Rochford District Council:

The number of cases in the UK and the current risk level:

Latest government advice and information: