Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are monitoring government advice daily so that our services are prepared, and our staff and the public have the very latest information and support.

Service updates

Due to Coronavirus some of our services are disrupted. Find out what services are running as normal, are disrupted, and those that are closed

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Latest updates, information and advice

Colchester's Visitor Information Centre will be open from Thursday 23 July

Our Visitor Information Centre and shop will be welcoming back walk-up visitors from Thursday 23 July.


Colchester Castle will be open from Thursday 23 July

To visit the Castle you will need to reserve a time slot in advance. Please call 01206 282939 to book.


Leisure World Colchester reopens on Saturday 25 July

The leisure pool, fitness pool and Activa gym facilities only will be open from Saturday. Customers will need to book a session online or via the Leisure World app before visiting the centre.


Playgrounds and outdoor gyms begin to reopen

We are working to reopen our playgrounds and outdoor gyms across the borough.

UPDATED: 3 July 2020

Rubbish and recycling collections return to normal

From 22 June, rubbish and recycling collections will return to normal (excluding textiles which remains suspended until further notice).

UPDATED: 22 June 2020

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