Local COVID alert level: high

Colchester is currently defined as a 'high risk' coronavirus alert level. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe.

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance


NHS COVID-19 app

Businesses across England and Wales are being urged to download QR codes to prepare for public rollout of the new NHS COVID-19 app.

The app is currently being trialled and will launch on Thursday 24 September.

Venues like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas have been asked to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry. Customers and visitors who have downloaded the NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to check-in instead of filling out a check-in book or tool specific to a business.

This will allow NHS Test and Trace to contact customers with public health advice should there be a COVID-19 outbreak.

Further information

Page last reviewed: 14 May 2020