The government has confirmed that Essex will move to the Tier 2 high COVID alert level from midnight on Friday 16 October.
The Government has announced measures to support people from 28 September who have a loss in income due to being asked by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate.
To combat the sharp increase of coronavirus cases before it puts strain on our hospitals and economy, Essex leaders have asked that the county to be placed into the new ‘High level’ banding of COVID-19 restrictions.
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The new legal limit on social gatherings is now in force across England with groups of more than six people banned from meeting under new COVID rules.