Essex moves from medium to high alert level

New restrictions apply to Essex residents from midnight on Friday (16 October)…

Earlier this week Essex County Council made a request to government for high level restrictions to be introduced across the county of Essex.

This morning, the government granted that request and from midnight on Friday 16 October, the high level restrictions will come into force.

The idea behind the move is to curb the exponential growth of positive COVID-19 cases in Essex and control the spread of the virus. Essex County Council is confident that by increasing the alert level to high it will help protect people, businesses and the NHS across Essex in the coming weeks and months.

The move to high alert level does not apply to Thurrock Council and Southend Council, which remain in the medium alert level category.

Essex County Council has further guidance and FAQs on its website about what these changes mean, including a comment from Essex County Council Leader, Cllr David Finch.

As always, our job within West Essex CCG is to continue to provide an excellent service to our patients, colleagues, partners and communities across the west Essex area. However, you may have questions about how this affects you personally and professionally. Please email any questions to the Communications team.

Thank you for your ongoing support and hard work.

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