Leigh on Sea News - coronavirus

Face coverings should be worn in shops and supermarkets from this Friday

An update from Southend Council concerning face coverings and where to wear them.

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Those shielding advised to register for priority delivery slots before 17 July

People who have been shielding are being advised to register for priority delivery slots with major supermarkets before 17 July.

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Southend Safe scheme launched ahead of hospitality sector opening

Southend Safe - a scheme designed to help the hospitality and leisure sector operate safely as they begin to reopen - has been launched.

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Pubs reopen in Leigh as Government updates social distancing laws

Leighonsea.com brings you a list of the pubs and bars opening on July 4th.

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Shop local, shop safe as retail returns

A shop local, shop safe campaign has been launched ahead of the wider reopening of shops on Monday 15 June.

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Southend BID Thanks Key Workers

An eye catching mural has been painted in Southend high street to send a message of gratitude to all key workers who have been putting themselves at risk to help us throughout this global pandemic.

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Leigh Street Marathon raises over £1000 for local hospice charity

A man from Leigh has brought his neighbours together to participate in a socially distanced ‘Street Marathon’ to support local hospice care, after a race he was meant to be taking part in was cancelled due to Coronavirus.

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Seafront plans will continue to be reviewed as weather set fair

After a busy and hot Bank Holiday Monday in Southend-on-Sea, the council’s cabinet member for community safety has said that plans and measures put in place locally since lockdown was relaxed earlier this month will continue to be reviewed and improved as necessary.

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Southend Choir Create Virtual Recording for the NHS

Unable to meet in their usual weekly rehearsals, the Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs have spent the last few weeks creating a virtual choir recording.

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Southend Council: Our Letter to Support Schools

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has expressed its full support to all state funded schools in the borough confirming trust in their professional judgement as they are due to reopen.

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Residents urged to use judgement before visiting recycling centres

With the Borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) reopening to the public next week (Monday 18 May), the council is urging residents to think carefully and consider whether they need to visit or not.

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Alone Together – An Intimate Portrait of a World in Lockdown

Leigh-on-Sea features in Andy Delaney's exploration of lockdown isolation.

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Belfairs golf course set to reopen by the end of the month

Belfairs Golf course, a Southend-on-Sea Borough Council owned pay and play golf facility in Leigh-on-Sea, is planning to reopen by the end of the month following the Government’s relaxation of restrictions on Sunday 10 May.

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Recycling centres set to reopen next week with strict measures in place

The Borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will be reopened to the public next week (Monday 18 May), but only for essential visits and with strict social distancing measures in place to ensure visitors and staff are kept safe.

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Promenade to be widened and car parks reopened

Western Esplanade will be temporarily widened for pedestrians and cyclists from Saturday 16 May, in response to national changes to lockdown, and to allow local people to safely enjoy the seafront.

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Care unit set up to support people awaiting a COVID-19 negative test result

Southend Care opens care unit in partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to support older people awaiting a COVID 19 negative test result.

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Get your downward dog on with these online yoga and pilates classes!

A range of local studios are offering online yoga and pilate classes, so grab your mat and join in!

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Havens Hospices ramps up support for NHS during Coronavirus

Havens Hospice is expanding its care and offering expertise to help alleviate pressure in the local NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The 10 council-owned car parks now shut to deter gatherings

The council has shut 10 local car parks in an attempt to deter people from social gatherings.

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New distribution hub created to get supplies to most vulnerable

The council has set up a new distribution hub in Southend in order to provide the most vulnerable with essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.

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